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Make it Rain -- Korean Singer Sued for $30 Mil!

3/9/2009 8:50 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

RainRain -- the so-called "Korean" Justin Timberlake -- is fast becoming better known to American fans for his lawsuits than his singing.

Rain, and a host of people in his camp, are being sued for bailing on a 2007 concert at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. According to a lawsuit filed today in Los Angeles Superior Court, Andrew Kim had the rights to the proposed concert -- but he took a huge financial hit when Rain bailed.

Rain was also sued in 2007 for missing a gig in Hawaii, allegedly over trademark and technical issues.

Kim is seeking an astronomical $30,000,000 -- plus punitive damages.

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91.

Rainlover--like duh...    

I've been fan of Rain for almost a year and a new watcher of TMZ. I can honestly say that they may not have the whole story...at least from what I see and hear from them. There's more to this court case then we are being allowed to know. So let's just hope that everything works and everyone is happy in the end. To all the Rain Clouds out there, keep your heads up, love the man, and lets hope he comes here to perform for us. And TMZ...do more segments on Rain cause we wanna see more of his sexiness! ^_^

2015 days ago
92.

ChristY    

god..do these people have nothing else better to do? ..just let it go, talk it out or something. no need in suing the person. he probably has a good reason; he's been really busy with everything that's going on with his company and fashion line. man, just cut the guy some slack here. and another thing. if you don't know who he is, why bother to comment? and seriously stop being such a racist prick. if you got nothing good to say just don't say it at all.

2015 days ago
93.

fatma Egypt    

i trust u Rain
and i believe in u, oppa
don't care about what u hear and what's being said
we r always on ur side through good and bad time
u don't even know how much we care..
from all over the world, we say Fighting!!
Go Rain Go!

i'm fatma from Egypt

2015 days ago
94.

Rainstromy    

It's so sad to see such ignorance in the U.S...we are supposed to be the best there is but now I realize is all a sham, racism in this country will never die because people won't let it. Whoever wrote this article obviuosly is not informed as to why he cancelled, Rain is one of the most hardworking celebrities in any country, no, he is not known in the U.S because he has been working on learning english so he can put an album that Americans will accept, since he only speaks Korean and Japanese and a bit of Chinese, the man has talent, drive and ambition, he is known all over the world, I've seen him in concert ant it was awesome, but I guess I'm one of the stupid people.

2015 days ago
95.

Suki    

Rain is not alone. Global Clouds will allways be with Rain. Global Clouds will allways support Rain. Global Clouds will allways protect Rain.
We'll be damned if we allow you to make a single scratch on our innocent baby.

2015 days ago
96.

kowlooncity    

I am a non-Asian American that was at the Staples Center in LA when they announced over the loud speakers that the concert was cancelled. My husband (he isn't Asian either) and I had flown into L.A. the night before just to see the concert and flew out the next day. Before we left Staples and went back to the hotel we talked to one of the head security men who told us that until the very last minute Rain was trying to get the authorities to let him perform, but they thought the set up was too dangerous. The Staples Center is so busy that they only allowed them to get in and get out over what I think we were told was a 24 hour period which includes the setting up, performing and removing all of the equipment. Not much time if there happens to be something wrong with the setting up. The fans earlier in the day had heard the show being rehearsed and so they were ready to go on with the show that evening.

You know, I can maybe understand that non-Asians who make such rude remarks are just ignorant people, but what I can't understand are the Asians who show such lack of loyalty to other Asians who are trying to accomplish something, and yet they are probably the first ones who will cuse out the "white people" who don't give Asians a chance in America.

Rain is talented, a great performer, and one of the sexiest men I have ever seen....soooo just go on with your jealous rants and raves, but it won't change anything...Rain rocks!!!

2015 days ago
97.

karla    

well that's not fair I think the q q did that concert was not the fault of the if not the manaller also said problems like avia q q q rioja not just ask for that amount of money

2015 days ago
98.

whyarepplsoracist    

@ 109, HOW IS HE MEAN IN ASIA?! Everyone in South Korea knows he has an extremely humble heart and respects everyone. He's has always been praised for that quality in him. His KIND heart. So why do you say he's mean in Asia? What's your explanation for that....? I just don't understand why you would think that, so please do explain.

2015 days ago
99.

ivonne    

Me deja muy aturdida sobre lo que le esta ocurriendo a Rain, creo que no conocen la calidad de persona que es, antes de especular en contra tienen que informarse muy bien,
Rain tiene a mucha gente que lo apoya porque ha demostrado ser una persona que ha sabido salir adelante con esfuerzo y convicción. Latino America confia en Rain y no lo dejaremos solo en momentos como estos.

2015 days ago
100.

Famulan    

I really didn't understand ?????
i understand that TMZ stuff write news like that just for propaganda or may be they didn't do research,
i under stand that some american can be like this and just make all american looks like idiots arrogant ,
but i really didn't understand that some korean or even asian can say bad things about RAIN ,what ??! he have the money and must pay for it or some korean that wish to RAIN to lose the case what is that how can u people say some thing like that shame on u RAIN make all that for the korean and to be proud of him am not asian and am not american ether but i proud of RAIN couze am in the same planet w him
RAIN make all these money by his hard working so u r just lazy people stay at home didn't do any thing and just envy him for where he is now
i'll always support RAIN and i know that's not his fault and i wish he will across this soon

2015 days ago
101.

tjrachel    

AT THIS POINT, ALL I CAN SAY IS, RAIN IS REALLY " A ROOKIE AND A VICTIM" CAUGHT IN-BETWEEN THESE "GREEDY EXPERTS." GREEDY FOR WHAT? MOOOOONEY OF COURSE! DON'T THEY HAVE ANY SHAME AT ALL JUST BECAUSE THE GUY'S EARNING WHAT THEY COULD NOT EVEN EARN FOR THEMSELVES IN 2 LIFETIMES.....AND HE'S ASIAN AND HALF TWICE THEIR AGE. I'M A NEW FAN OF RAIN AND I CAN SAY I GOT HOOKED NOT ONLY BECAUSE THE GUY HAS TALENT AND A LOT MORE POTENTIAL,BUT HE IS A KIND-HEARTED SOUL. THE ONLY THING HE SAID ABOUT THESE CANCELLED CONCERTS WAS "DON'T BE GREEDY FOR MONEY." GO ON RAIN....TELL THE TRUTH IN AN AMERICAN COURT AND THE "TRUTH WILL SET YOU FREE." FIGHTING!!! GOD SPEED & GOD BE W/ YOU.

2015 days ago
102.

Thuyen    

I understand Rain so that's reason I love him.
Don't hate or criticize anyone if you don't understand any more about them.

2014 days ago
103.

busybee1982    

Here are some facts about Rain that you should know about;

during his tour he factured his arm. did he cancel, no! he performed in pain.
he paid (out of his own pocket) for several fans meetings for more than 3,ooo fans at ea. meeting
he said "i saved some money and i thought i would do something for my fans"
he has agreed to offer his fans FREE eye surgery care that he will pay for
during these fans meeting, he performs for them and they perform for him
there are gifts exchanged from his fans to him and from him to his fans (one on one connection)
there are Q&A, that allows his fans to really get to know who he is
his recent contract with Pizza Hut offers FREE pizza to his fans while awaiting to enter his concerts
this same contract offers under-priviledge children FREE pizzas for 1 year(through schools and other agencies)
he donates his money, clothes and time for numerous needy causes
he dosn't handel his own money, but survives from an allowance from his father (so he is not money hungry)
he lives his life to perform and bring happiness to the public
during his concerts all of the money made from promotional items went to the needy of that country
he insisted on performing in LA even with a incomplete stage because he didn't want to dissapoint fans but
he was held back by staff
he met with over 200 of these fans to extend his apology to them even though it was not his fault
he sent e-mails of apologies to fan sites even though it was not his fault
his fans had to demand an apology from the concert promoters for their mis-management
he was just as dissapointed and hurt as his fans were about those cancellations
HE AND HIS FANS ARE THE ACTUAL VICTIMS here, ALL OF HIS CONCERTS WENT WELL UNTIL HE CAME TO THE US. Then there started to be problems. WHY???
his fans range from 7 to 70 and older because his character is sincere and honest and they love him for many different reasons.
you should take the time to really learn who he is before making negative statements. THESE ARE JUST SOME OF THE REASONS WE LOVE AND SUPPORT HIM.

2014 days ago
104.

Rae    

Rain is talented, and it's not fair that people would sue him. It's not his fault the concerts were cancelled. He had problems with using the name "Rain" in America because there's a band called Rain.

2014 days ago
105.

love rain    

RAIN! I LOVE U!
I trust u whatever thay say.

2014 days ago
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