Deacon Sues Church over Defamation


A deacon Chang Hyun Moon, filed a lawsuit against 22 church members accusing them of spreading a memorandum containing accusations that he says are false and resulted in the break up of his marriage. The deacon claims they signed the memorandum titled “Reprimand of Deacon Moon”. The memo made accusations stating that Moon “verbally threatened to report the details of church members’ offerings to the IRS,” the lawsuit stated that “the Korean community is a culture of honor, and falsely alleging that a member of that community threatened to report some of its members” however Moon’s wife filed a petition to end that marriage and stated that he had trouble with the church. Chang Hyun Moon filed the lawsuit $100,000 in damages and litigation costs on three counts defamation, false light invasion of privacy and intentional infliction of emotional distress.


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