MC Mong attended his fourth trial on February 8th at the 519th Seoul Central District Court.To recap, the prosecution is asserting that MC Mong had extracted his teeth with the intention to dodge his military draft. In this fourth trial, a witness by the name of Lee was examined, as he was the dentist responsible for extracting a tooth from MC Mong.
Lee revealed that the entertainer came to him on November 12th, 2006, and that he personally suggested to MC Mong that his tooth should be removed. He stated, “Before I extracted tooth no.35, MC Mong was already exempt from the military. I suggested that he extract it, and he agreed.”
He continued, “At the time, his tooth was in severe condition, which required endodontic treatment. During his second visit, he asked how he could receive a medical diagnosis for soldiers; he also revealed that a tooth he previously treated was giving him pain. After checking, we decided to extract it.”
Lee revealed that MC Mong was missing 10 teeth at the time, and wondered whether extracting another one would exempt him from the military. In any case, the original tooth he was looking at was discovered to be in such a deteriorated state that it required an extraction.
Lee then downloaded a score guide for exemptions and found that MC Mong would have been already eligible prior to the tooth’s extraction, which further demonstrated that MC Mong received treatments out of pain, and not with the intention to draft-dodge. Lee revealed, “I told MC Mong that he was already eligible, but he showed no response.”
MC Mong’s legal representatives added, “The medical certificate for soldiers is a document required for his physical test – it’s not a document one asks for when in need of an exemption.”
Source: Star News via Nate & Allkpop