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Famous S. Korean novelist sued over defamation

A famous South Korean female novelist has been sued over defamation by a former Catholic priest, police said Friday.

The suit against Kong Jee-young, the author of "Go Alone Like a Rhino Horn" stemmed from a message posted on her Facebook page in July, in which she claimed that the former priest did not give the money he collected for a shelter to his diocese and used funds raised separately for the disable for personal purposes.

The former priest has filed the suit against Kong, arguing that the allegations are not true.

The Seocho Police Station in southern Seoul said it is investigating the case and plans to question Kong on Sunday.

Kong was not immediately reached for comment. (Yonhap)

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