IOI's Kim So Hye joins the ranks of celebs to take a strong stance against all the people leaving malicious, hateful, and false internet comments.
On August 21, Kim So Hye's management agency S&P Entertainment uploaded a statement on their official homepage, warning all those who have been leaving malicious comments against the idol.
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The statement reads:
"We recently discovered the behavior of certain netizens which resulted in the continuous dissemination of malicious rumors and falsities regarding our artist, hateful comments, and reputation damage. Consequently, we plan to take legal action using the materials we gathered through constant monitoring and the files fans have submitted.
Producing and spreading malicious rumors despite the official notice on our homepage is not only an infringement of rights for S&P Entertainment and its artists but it is also considered an action which disturbs the smooth operation of entertainment activities; thus, we will correspond forcefully with criminal prosecution as well as a civil claim to hold whoever is responsible accountable.
Previously, we ascertained the suspect who spread malicious rumors but taking into consideration that the suspect was a student, that it was the first offense, that the suspect reflected deeply on the crime, and that the victimized artist pleaded in favor of the defendant, we dropped our claim after the defendant wrote a letter of apology and promised to never commit the crime again. However, in accordance to the complaints of the victim, the victim's family and fans which stem from the malicious rumors, we want to make it clear that we will take forceful legal action with no more instances of leniency."