Rain has failed to appear in court for a defamation of character case. The case is against Mr. Lee, who has been charged with defamation of character, alleging he spread falsified information that Rain was stealing from company funds. Rain was summoned as a witness last September but did not attend the ruling; he even ignored multiple summons. Mr. Lee's lawyer requested the court re-summon Rain, as he was an important figure in confirming facts, but Rain has submitted a declaration of absence. The details were not shared, but people suspect he wants to remain absent in order to avoid "added attention." The law dictates that Rain can be fined up to 5 million KRW (approx. $4,600) if he does not have a justified reason for his absence. The ruling is scheduled for the 12th of February. If Rain is absent, the judge will be the one to determine whether his reason is justification enough. Poor Rain, he can't get a break even after the dating scandal and military buzz has died down. What do you make of all this? (Source: www.allkpop.com)