Regina Turner was arrested for reckless driving, sued over rent before marrying Dr Han Jo Kim
Regina Turner, the beauty queen accused by her husband of leading a double life as an escort, was reportedly arrested for reckless driving and sued over unpaid rent years before they split.
Dr Han Jo Kim, a New York City-based spinal surgeon, finalized his divorce with Turner, who won Miss Connecticut USA in 2011, before a public hearing could take place on Monday, July 26. Now, it has emerged that the 32-year-old beauty queen's run-ins with the law began back in 2008 when she was arrested and fined 150 for reckless driving in her native Connecticut, The Sun reported citing court documents.
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According to a “Destroyed Case File Letter” from the State of Connecticut Superior Court obtained by the newspaper, Turner, then 19, was speeding at over 70mph when she was stopped by cops. The traffic stop reportedly took place three years before she made her pageant debut. That said, the letter also stated that criminal driving violation records can be retained for five years in Connecticut if the fines have been paid.
Court documents obtained from the New York County Civil Court also revealed how Turner was sued in 2014 for not paying over $10,000 in rent to the landlord of her posh SoHo apartment. She apparently owed $10,185 in unpaid rent and ignored a request to pay the amount, per records. According to The Sun, that case was closed on November 3, 2014.
A second case was filed against Turner in the New York County Civil Court four days before her lavish wedding to Kim, 41, on November 27, 2015. This time, she was sued for the non-payment of $13,845 in rent. The case was closed on March 21, 2016, per records obtained by The Sun.
Kim recently alleged in a 264-page document filed in the Manhattan Supreme Court that his wife had deceived him by hiding her “secret life as a prostitute for wealthy men" before tying the knot. According to the newspaper, Turner runs an interiors-focused Instagram account and has "NYU Art History" written on her bio.
Kim alleged in a court filing that despite his reported wealth, Turner had been paid nearly $700,000 in cash for sexual favors by her clients since 2015. He initially filed for divorce in December 2020, after reportedly discovering a racy text message from another man on a computer in their coveted Upper East Side residence.
The couple eventually parted ways in April, and Kim later alleged that his wife had been selling herself for money even before they took the holy vows in November 2015, and continued to sell sexual services during their marriage. According to the amended complaint filed earlier this month, Turner's alleged financial records revealed several cash deposits totaling $675,030 made between 2015 and 2021. Many of the payments reportedly came from a New Jersey real estate executive, who has not been identified.