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Colombia Affiliate Is Sued For Rape So Asked For 10 Years of Mental Records Now All Sealed

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SDNY COURTHOUSE, May 17, updated –  Yutong Jin  sued Columbia University affiliate Solomon Choi for sexual assault. He has asked for ten years of her medical and mental records. 

 On January 12 U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York Judge Mary Kay Vyskocil held a proceeding. Inner City Press covered it, and then reported some of it.  Then it covered the next conference on February 23, at the top of which the parties were told that it was a public proceeding that the public had accessed.

 Judge Vyskocil to her credit told Choi's two lawyers it was not fair for them to "tag team" a pro se plaintiff. They replied that since the plaintiff is accusing their client of given her a venereal disease, they have a right to know if she ever had one.

  Why not just two years before? Because, they argued, if she had it she would stop getting treatment.  

The complaint cites a South Korean drama, "Descendants of the Sun." We are leaving out other details.

On February 23, Judge Vyskocil put the parties on notice again, the call-in information was on ECF and was being used. The pro se plaintiff has made many filing since the last conference, including messages with Solomon Choi, from her as Scarlett Jin. Choi says, "I kissed girl on my birthday but it didn't lead to anything more. And I also made out with someone during finals but again, it didn't lead to anything more."

   Now on May 17, after Magistrate Judge Stewart D. Aaron scheduled a show-cause hearing on dismissing the case, two filings have been made, "to file case under seal" and "request for filing under seal." Both say, "You do not have permission to view this document."

This case is Jin v. Choi, 20-cv-9129 (Vyskocil / Aaron)

Update: The above accurate piece has given rise to a threat of legal action which in fairness we publish here: "Dear Inner City Press,    I would like to request you to stop posting about civil suit between Solomon Choi and Yutong Jin.  This case has already been concluded after a settlement.  I am suffering continuous damage from the writing on this site even though the case is already over.  If you don't accept my request, I have no choice but to take legal action."


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