Last year, 90 Day Fiance: The Other Way star Deavan Clegg made claims of child abuse by her estranged husband, Jihoon Lee. The South Korean is now under investigation. Clegg says that the police have received the evidence of abuse and are taking it seriously.
90 Day Fiance star Deavan Clegg claims Jihoon Lee abused her child
Deavan Clegg, 24, and her representative from BrandBomb Marketing released a statement on Monday, February 8. The statement read that police have received evidence of child abuse. They are taking it “very seriously” and are working with them closely. The representative said the investigation is ongoing, so they cannot speak further.
Clegg moved to South Korea with her five-year-old daughter, Drascilla from a former relationship. She shared her 22-month-old son, Taeyang with Jihoon Lee. According to Clegg, the claims of child abuse involve Drascilla.
Meanwhile, Lee’s lawyer, Joseph Alamilla, denied Clegg’s claims on Monday. He said that Deavan herself admits she wasn’t there at the time it happened. Alamilla said, given the length of time between the incident and her lack of first-hand knowledge, his client denies the allegations. Lee is actively seeking documentation concerning any alleged proof.
Clegg waited a long time before initiating the investigation
Jihoon’s attorney also claims that Deavan waited almost a year and a half after leaving South Korea to initiate the investigation into Lee’s alleged actions. Alamilla said that Clegg didn’t make a complaint while she was living there. She only filed her complaint after he filed his answer and counterclaim in the case.
The lawyer said they are presenting seeking to obtain records of the actual complaint. Once they receive the documents, they should have an update relating to the matter. Alamilla also said it is unclear why Deavan would wait so long to make such an allegation. Meanwhile, Lee is “actively seeking these records to clear his good name.”
A GoFundMe was launched for Lee that seeks to raise $50,000 to cover his legal costs for his ongoing international custody case. As of this month, Jihoon has raised $10,000.
90 Day Fiance star Deavan Clegg in the U.S. for good
Clegg revealed back in August 2020 that she was back in the U.S. for good. A month later, when the couple confirmed they were not appearing on the 90 Day Fiance tell-all special, news of the allegations against Lee broke.
In an Instagram comment in September 2020, Deavan wrote, “You don’t know what happened behind closed doors, you don’t know the type of evil that happened. I’m sick of being attacked and blamed and being told I’m [a] horrible person and I took my son away. You guys don’t know the half of it.” She made the post after suffering backlash for choosing to walk away from her marriage while hinting at the alleged child abuse.
Clegg wrote that she and her daughter were healing. However, she said something bad had happened that can never be forgiven. Deavan said she is done and is sick of the lies. She added that she is also sick of pretending everything is okay.
Fans last saw Deavan and Jihoon together in November 2020 during the 90 Day Fiance: The Other Way finale. At that time, it was revealed that they had split during quarantine and she had returned to America.
Deavan has moved on
As fans know, Deavan has since moved on with her new relationship with Topher Park. A source close to Clegg told Us Weekly in December that their relationship is “absolutely amazing.”
Reportedly, her two children have taken a huge liking to Topher. According to the source, Park is a hard worker and has fully stepped into the father role.
Fans can currently catch Season 8 of 90 Day Fiance on TLC, Sundays at 8 pm ET.