A SURGEON has divorced his beauty queen wife after claiming she led a “secret double life as an escort earning $700,000”.
New York City spinal surgeon Dr Han Jo Kim and estranged spouse Regina Turner, once a Miss Connecticut USA, finalised their split before a public hearing could take place, according to a spokesman for the state Office of Court Administration.
Kim, 41, had previously claimed in a 264-page document filed in the Manhattan Supreme Court that his 32-year-old wife had duped him into the union saying she had hidden her “secret life as a prostitute for weathy men” from him.
The doctor claimed in the document that Turner had been paid nearly $700,000 in cash by her clients since 2015.
Kim initially filed for divorce in December 2020 after he discovered a racy text message from another man on a computer in their Upper East Side home, court documents alleged.
The couple separated in April and it’s claimed Kim later discovered his wife had been selling sex for money before they wed on November 27, 2015, and continued to do so during their marriage, according to an amended complaint filed earlier this month in the Manhattan Supreme Court.
According to Turner’s alleged financial records there were $675,030 in cash deposits made between 2015 and 2021, with many checks coming from a New Jersey real estate executive, as well as a lighting designer’s UK-based company, according to the document.
“It remains inconceivable to plaintiff that given his substantial earnings as a spine surgeon, and his enormous generosity to defendant, that defendant continued to sell sex for money during the marriage,” the complaint alleges.
Turner, who was named Miss Connecticut USA in 2011, is said to have conned Kim while they dated, telling the doc she was working on an app which was supported by a wealthy investor.
When Kim asked Turner how she was supporting herself while the app was in development, it’s said she claimed she was living off a $500,000 inheritance from her great-grandmother, the document claims.
The complaint though states: “Her savings and access to funds derived from her receipt of money in exchange for provision of sexual services.”
Turner is said to have covered up her secret work by telling her husband she was going out with girlfriends or had to travel as part of her work, the papers allege.
She is also said to have lied about her education, claiming she had been a chemistry major at the University of Connecticut for three years until she took a leave of absence to compete in the Miss USA Pageant.
The court document claims she never graduated from high school.
Dr Kim is said to have earned $3.2million in 2018, according to the New York Daily News.
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