What do you think the retirement age of a female fashion model is? Judges of Seoul Central District Court answered, “it is 35 years old”, reported on April 16.
It was the case where a female fashion model, who was 17 then, was died by an accident during shooting illustrated magazine. It is reported that the model slipped into the sea while trying to pose barefoot at the tip of a dock on an Island.
The model’s parents filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the photographer and the magazine for their negligence for failing to prepare safety measures, claiming monetary compensation of 180 million won(180 thousand U.S. dollars). This amount was based on plaintiffs’ allegation that the model could work until the age of 60.
The court, however, rejected plaintiffs’ allegation and ordered (more…)