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SM Artium releases official statement responding to fan's claims of sexual harassment

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The SM Artium's reps have released an official statement concerning the fan who claimed she was sexually harassed by security.

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On April 21, SMTOWN Theatre management company Dream Maker Entertainment responded, 
"Immediately after the issue took place, we investigated from within, and we've found that what the customer is claiming is completely false. Though headquarters can take legal steps immediately because of the spread of false rumors, the customer is our artists' fan, so we had our first personal meeting with the customer before taking legal action."

The company continued, "However, the customer's claims continue to be different than the truth, so we looked at CCTV footage for evidence of the truth. We found that there was no bodily harassment or insult, and we've currently made an accurate report of the CCTV evidence. If the matter in question isn't clearly revealed to be false, legal action will be unavoidable. We're making it known we'll be responding strictly and swiftly."

As previously reported, a fan who attended the SM Artium accused security of frisking her unnecessarily and claimed sexual harassment.

What are your thoughts on the issue so far?



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    martianonearth Saturday, April 23, 2016

    SM staff have access to internet right ? they gotta post and comment like crazy on stuff ike this when they got home after work.. LOL

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    KenjiT_07 Friday, April 22, 2016

    **Ahh-Choo**Sorry, I'm allergic to Bull-Shit!!!

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    yennyikonbb Thursday, April 21, 2016

    ㅃㅊㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋ

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    Sophia_Sone4ever Thursday, April 21, 2016

    If just one person who made the claim then no I won't believe it Cos there is thousand and hundred people more were in attendance which is mostly girls and so if it happened then it's might happens to other too right ( it's impossible that there is only one pretty girl )  It's either SM is covering it or the girl is lying which I kinda believe is the latter but it's my opinion soo

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    martianonearth Thursday, April 21, 2016

    SM .. even the name is pervert.. LOL

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    helloangelkari Thursday, April 21, 2016

    Stupid bitch... its because of people like her that when someone ACTUALLY gets sexually assaulted, they aren't taken seriously.

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    peppercorn helloangelkari Thursday, April 21, 2016

    Exactly, all this does is to downplay REAL victims of sexual assault.

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    helloangelkari peppercorn Thursday, April 21, 2016

    Yup. And its a damn shame.

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    bangeryun94 helloangelkari Friday, April 22, 2016

    You're just going to take the word of a company that has a history of lying and manipulation? Okey dokey

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    helloangelkari bangeryun94 Friday, April 22, 2016

    I mean, yeah that could be true too; I definitely thought about them as well. SM is no stranger to shady-ness. But I also wanted to say that because of people like this (if she really is lying) that people who actually suffer aren't taken seriously.

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    bangeryun94 helloangelkari Friday, April 22, 2016

    SM is now backtracking their comments. They've admitted she was touched but in their words *not in a serious way* Having a male touch, pat down, inspect anything on a female is in itself sexual harrassment. She's not lying and now other females have come forward. SME can blow smoke as much as they want. They've been caught doing something they weren't supposed to

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    Zenning bangeryun94 Friday, April 22, 2016

    They have video footage they have no problem to give to the police when the situation requires, and after investigating they felt the truth was on their side enough to warn the girl that they were prepared to call in the police if she continued. That chain of steps isn't the one you'd take if you didn't think you had the evidence to prove your point to the police. It's easy to fall for the cliche 'I hate this company, so they're Satan and everything they do is EVIL!' The real world isn't that black & white though, and sometimes the fault doesn't lie with a company but with a disgruntled teen girl who felt wronged enough to start blowing things up way beyond fair and truthful.

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    helloangelkari bangeryun94 Friday, April 22, 2016

    Okay. Point proven.

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    Zenning bangeryun94 Saturday, April 23, 2016

    Do you have reliable source information that other girls have come forward? Because as far as I've heard, it was just some anonymous netizens, and we all know how easy and often trolls (+antis) come up with fake reports and rumors. Also, the girl who originally cried wolf about her being assaulted has deleted her account and posts, last from what I've heard.

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    bangeryun94 Zenning Saturday, April 23, 2016

    SME says ALOT of things. It doesn't make them true and it doesn't make SME the victim. SME said THEY reviewed the footage and ascertained the girl wasn't being truthful. They haven't given anything to the police.

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    bangeryun94 helloangelkari Saturday, April 23, 2016

    No, you have every right to be skeptical about her. I wouldn't trust someone who tries to make her point on social media rather than filing an actual complaint. That would be a red flag for anybody.

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    Zenning bangeryun94 Saturday, April 23, 2016

    SME says a LOT of thing, but kpop fangirls on internet also say a LOT of things, which often aren't true. They stated that they were willing to take legal action if the girl continued her slander => when you take legal action then as part of the process that video footage needs to be given to the police. It seems they have no qualms to hand out the video footage to the police.

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    Zenning bangeryun94 Saturday, April 23, 2016

    That was the point I was trying to make: scepsis is required both towards SME as well as the girl. The fact that she spouted it on social media while not also filing a complaint with the police, SHOULD be a red flag, regardless what company or girl (or guy hiding behind a false internet account which also happens a lot) is involved.

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    bangeryun94 Zenning Saturday, April 23, 2016

    Welp, I guess SME won this one. IF she was telling the truth they've intimidated her sufficiently enough for her to go into hiding. And if she was lying, they got her silence.

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    helloangelkari bangeryun94 Sunday, April 24, 2016

    ???? Can you pick a side already? First you attack me for what I first said about her lying, and now you're telling me I have every right to feel that way? Have some kind of comprehensive thought.

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    bangeryun94 helloangelkari Sunday, April 24, 2016

    So you think that one little question was an ATTACK on you? Yeah, I'm the one with comprehension issues. LMAO!

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    f9691 Thursday, April 21, 2016

    This comment has been removed due to violation of our TOS. (Reason: spammer)

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    daFoolio Thursday, April 21, 2016

    my thoughts are that proof is in the pudding!!  lets see that darn footage and wrap this one up!!

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    Lotus_Girl daFoolio Thursday, April 21, 2016

    You have no right to ask for it, only police and court are allowed to see it ..

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    daFoolio Lotus_Girl Thursday, April 21, 2016

    LOL!!!

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    Lotus_Girl daFoolio Thursday, April 21, 2016

    The law honey instead of laughing you should look it up

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    daFoolio Lotus_Girl Friday, April 22, 2016

    LOLx2!!!

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    KpopPRs Thursday, April 21, 2016

    Classic broad, lying about sexual assault. Thanks feminism

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    bangeryun94  KpopPRs Friday, April 22, 2016

    Classic douchebag. Incapable of logic thinking because his dick gets in the way.

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    KpopPRs bangeryun94 Friday, April 22, 2016

    where's the logic? you mean that all the evidence points to the fact that she is lying? That there is actual footage to prove she is lying but you want to believe her anyway because your periods synced? Dumb feminist cunt.

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    bangeryun94  KpopPRs Friday, April 22, 2016

    You apparently missed the latest story that SM is guilty of using males to body check females. They've admitted it. Dumb dickless pussy who wishes he had a cunt. LMAO!

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    bangeryun94  KpopPRs Friday, April 22, 2016

    Damn little boy, I'm sorry your body isn't empowered by periods every month. Too bad having a penis doesn't make you intelligent. I'm so sorry you didn't get blessed with a big dick. Hopefully when you get away from your abusive pig of a father you might get a clue.

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    KpopPRs bangeryun94 Friday, April 22, 2016

    link the article you dumb bitch, or do you just lie like every other woman. And yes being male makes me smart, it's called having a larger brain, meaning more neural pathways and grey matter. Ever wonder why there are no famous women physicists?

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    Lotus_Girl Thursday, April 21, 2016

    That's why I don't believe allkpop blindly and trust every article they translate as the absolute truth, I'm not defending SM but if that fan claims were real she would make a complain instead of a post in twitter

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    KpopPRs Lotus_Girl Thursday, April 21, 2016

    huh they wrote an article about a "claim" not a de facto sexual harassment incident. It's basic click bait journalism the difference between "this could have happened" and "this happened" is immense and you are ignorant

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    Lotus_Girl  KpopPRs Thursday, April 21, 2016

    I'm ignorant because I don't take everything allkpop post as absolute truth? look I am ignorant you are dump for believing everything press wrote without a single proof xD honey go get a brain check, I don't have time for idiots :D

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    KpopPRs Lotus_Girl Thursday, April 21, 2016

    that isnt what I said at all, are you legally retarded?

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    Lotus_Girl  KpopPRs Thursday, April 21, 2016

    Check your comment and improve your English at least to be understandable ..

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    KpopPRs Lotus_Girl Thursday, April 21, 2016

    looks like another black girl, no point in trying to explain it to you, you were born dumb

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    Lotus_Girl  KpopPRs Thursday, April 21, 2016

    Black girl? wait another black girl? OMG you are a racist? Lmao The dumper one here is you, so please re read your post then you can back to me, I really don't have time for dump racist people like you this will be my last comment ;) and now you'll be put in my IGNORE LIST :)) enjoy :D

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    Sophia_Sone4ever Lotus_Girl Thursday, April 21, 2016

    Yeah I know it's either SM covered it up or they girl was lying but there is no proof for any claim And I feel like just because one person said it there was a sexual harassment , we shouldn't believe it so easily Especially when there are thousands of people going there that's too mostly girls

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    Lotus_Girl Sophia_Sone4ever Thursday, April 21, 2016

    Same thought :/ I'm not defending SM here but I don't think SM would cover up such a mess, they know it's only need one person to destroy their reputation, they said there was a CCTV footage so if this was taken to the court then the girl will be screwed especially Korean system law is so damn hell when it come to false accusation and defamation + Fraud :/

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    Sophia_Sone4ever Lotus_Girl Thursday, April 21, 2016

    Yup IKR

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