90 Day Fiance's Jihoon Lee Fundraiser Over $10k In Donations For Upcoming Custody Battle With Deavan Clegg

Jihoon Lee and Deavan Clegg TLC

Former 90 Day Fiancé stars Deavan Clegg and Jihoon Lee are quickly becoming one of the franchise's most controversial couples, as more news surfaces ahead of their upcoming court battles. As the two prepare to fight for custody of their shared son Taeyang, it looks like a fundraiser set up in Jihoon's name has raised a good deal of money.

After two months of fundraising, the GoFundMe page set up by a friend of Jihoon Lee's in America (signed off on by Jihoon) has amassed $11,310 in donations. It's still well short of the $50,000 goal amount intended to pay for Jihoon's representation and flights back and forth between Korea and America, though. Lee has been raising money on his own as well and didn't want to crowdfund, but he was given no other option as Deavan Clegg filed cases against him in early December of 2020.

Jihoon Lee has since found representation through a lawyer in Utah named Joseph C. Alamilla (via InTouch). The fundraising update comes a week after it was revealed Jihoon was officially under investigation for child abuse against his stepdaughter, Drascilla, Deavan - Clegg's child from a past relationship. Jihoon had since fired back, alleging that Deavan did not have a miscarriage, which she told 90 Day Fiancé: The Other Way and fans when she was pregnant with her third child, but rather an abortion. Both parties have denied the charges against them.

As usual, the story between the two is very much nuanced. Fans had questioned why Deavan Clegg did not immediately raise any charges against Jihoon Lee when she first left him and why Deavan won't allow Jihoon the opportunity to send Taeyang care packages. Fans are also aware that Jihoon Lee did convince Deavan to come back to South Korea under false pretenses, and that pattern of deception caused issues in the two's relationship.

It's currently unclear what will be worked out between the two in court, in regard to where Taeyang will go. The two are separated by a considerable distance, are in different countries and obviously aren't on good terms to negotiate something out of court. The two originally seemed amicable in their split until Deavan began dating Topher Park, with who she is still in a relationship with presently. Deavan has posted photos of Topher with Taeyang, something fans have criticized.

If it isn't apparent by now, it's a very messy situation, and there's no telling how long it will be before either former 90 Day Fiancé star gets the outcome they hope for. The only thing that seems clear is that TLC has no plans to feature the two on the network in the near future, though Deavan has said she still has some form of working relationship with the show's production company.

While Deavan and Jihoon drama continues, 90 Day Fiancé still airs on TLC Sundays at 8:00 p.m. ET. For more on the franchise, check out the latest evidence that Brandon and Julia may have moved out of his parent's house.

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Mick Joest is a Content Producer for CinemaBlend with his hand in an eclectic mix of television goodness. Star Trek is his main jam, but he also regularly reports on happenings in the world of Star Trek, WWE, Doctor Who, 90 Day Fiancé, Quantum Leap, and Big Brother. He graduated from the University of Southern Indiana with a degree in Journalism and a minor in Radio and Television. He's great at hosting panels and appearing on podcasts if given the chance as well.