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A Manhattan spinal surgeon has divorced his former beauty queen wife after discovering she lived a "secret life as a prostitute for wealthy men".
In a 264-page court filing in New York Supreme Court, obtained by the New York Daily News, Han Jo Kim said his wife Regina Turner would tell him she was out with her girlfriends or traveling for work, but in reality would be providing sexual services to men in exchange for money.
Turner, 32, grew up in Connecticut and won her state's beauty pageant in 2011. She married spinal surgeon Kim in 2015, and the pair's Facebook pages show them often on glamorous vacations around the world.
Kim, 41, earned more than $3 million in 2018, and the couple lived in a New York apartment worth $6.5 million, according to The Sun.
In the court documents Kim said he discovered the deception after finding messages to his wife from another man.
Kim subpoenaed his wife's bank records and discovered that Turner had received payments totaling nearly $700,000 since 2015, despite claiming to have no income.
Documents showed that a property executive from New Jersey wrote Turner regular cheques totaling $185,000, and a lighting designer paid her a total of $116,000 over six years through his company.
In court papers from January, Turner claimed she was completely dependent on Kim for financial support.
Kim's attorney said in the complaint that Turner "clearly committed material fraud upon Dr. Kim by concealing her sale of sexual services in exchange for money prior to the marriage."
They added that Kim would never have married Turner if he had known the truth about her secret escort work.
"It remains inconceivable to plaintiff that given his substantial earnings as a spine surgeon, and his enormous generosity to the defendant, that defendant continued to sell sex for money during the marriage," the filing said.
In the complaint, Kim said that when he was dating Turner she claimed to be working on a fashion app being developed in China, but in reality, was using it as a ruse to visit other men.
Kim also said that Turner had lied about her educational background, claiming she studied chemistry at the University of Connecticut before taking a leave of absence to participate in a beauty pageant. The Daily Mail found that Turner had not even graduated from high school.
Kim initially filed for an annulment in December, and the couple settled their divorce confidentially outside of court last week.