The late Goo Hara’s brother showed his affection for his baby sister.
The monthly magazine Woman Sense released an interview with the late Goo Hara’s brother Goo Ho In on June 29. It has been eight months since Goo Hara, a member of KARA, passed away. Since then, Goo Ho In has been pushing for the legislative petition of the so-called “Goo Hara Act,” which prohibits people from inheriting property if they neglect their duty to support their parents or children.
In fact, Goo Hara’s mother left Goo Hara and Goo Hoin when they were 9 and 11 years old. She reappeared after Goo Hara’s death along with a lawyer, claiming her inheritance rights. Under the current civil law, Goo Hara’s biological mother will be the one to receive the inheritance with the father. During the interview, Goo Ho In said, “I hope her inheritance will be used for those in need instead of out biological mother, as it is the property of my sister who had been struggling with her mother’s absence.”
Regarding their childhood, Goo Ho In recalled, “As we lived in the relative’s house, we always felt diffident. So my sister and I always dream of having our own house.”
He also added, “My sister’s biggest wish since her debut was to sing well. She bought a karaoke machine at home and practiced for a long time. I felt like she longed to be recognized and loved by people.”
When asked about what he would do if the inheritance wouldn’t go to his mother, he answered, “I haven’t really decided yet, but I think helping people who are in trouble like her is what she wants most from heaven. I’d like to help the trial costs of people who don’t receive proper child support after divorce, and children who have a hard time in a divorced family. As it’s the property that Hara earned even when she was lonely and struggling, I hope that it will be used for those who absolutely need it.”