90 Day Fiance's Jihoon Lee Shares Update On Custody Fight With Deavan Clegg

90 Day Fiancé: The Other Way Season 2 couple Deavan Clegg and Jihoon Lee split back in 2020, but it appears the drama of their separation will carry over into 2021. Jihoon has once again surfaced and confirmed to fans that he's still hoping to get some form of custody for his son, Taeyang, and added there's a way for fans that support him to help.

A while back, we shared that someone in America started up a GoFundMe account looking to fund legal support for Jihoon to fight ex-Deavan Clegg for custody of Taeyang. Jihoon Lee has now confirmed on social media that he is tied to that account, and it is run by an individual he trusts with helping him raise money for the travel and legal fees he may need for this custody battle in America.

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The fundraiser hopes to raise $50,000, and as of this writing, has received a little under $2,000 in donations. The fundraiser in question mentions in its description that Jihoon wished to fund the entire process himself. Still, with Deavan Clegg already filing for divorce in America, he's at an increased risk of the case defaulting in her favor if he does not act sooner rather than later in defending his parental rights.

Jihoon went on in the since-expired Instagram Stories posts to say he is raising money and is working 12-hour shifts often to help make that happen. Another post on his page showed he's attending a class to improve his English. Jihoon apparently faced some criticism from followers for taking the fundraising route to settle his legal dispute, but the 90 Day Fiancé: The Other Way star only had this to say in response:

I've chosen the fastest way. Please help me get my son back.

Jihoon Lee's latest update flies in the face of the story told so far by Deavan Clegg, who has claimed that her ex has made no effort to contact her. Jihoon battled this allegation before, and shared a care package of things he sent to Deavan's address for Taeyang, only for them to be returned. Deavan later said that Jihoon sent the care package to one of his followers in America and that she felt the sharing of her personal address was an issue that threatened her and the children's safety. Deavan had also claimed that Jihoon physically abused her daughter, Drascilla, when they lived in South Korea, but Jihoon has vehemently denied the claims.

The situation is, and has been, a case of he said/she said since the two first split, and it's not clear from a fan perspective who is telling the truth. One thing we do know is that it seems neither are still involved with 90 Day Fiancé. However, Deavan recently insisted she still has some relationship with the production company responsible for the program. Regardless, it seems that any answers on how this custody battle will eventually shake out won't take place on the TLC program.

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