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Woollim loses lawsuit against netizens who defamed Lovelyz' Seo Ji Soo + to appeal

By elliefilet   Friday, August 19, 2016   62,106   4,943   36
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Woollim Entertainment has lost its most recent lawsuit against three netizens, who were accused of defaming Lovelyz member Seo Ji Soo.

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Though two netizens were already fined and convicted in May of 2015, Woollim took extra legal steps against three netizens. Netizen A at first reached out to the agency for a more favorable penalty, but A then conspired with B and C to spread malicious rumors concerning Lovelyz and Woollim.

On August 19, Woollim Entertainment revealed A, B, and C were cleared of charges of defamation of character and spreading malicious rumors, and the label has already submitted an appeal. Woollim explained the defendants were given the option of settling and the label was willing to be lenient as they were minors, but afterwards, they once again spread rumors online to slander Seo Ji Soo.

The label concluded, "The lack of indictment due to lack of evidence will harm Seo Ji Soo's life, and we will not give in to lies. We'll take strong action to reveal the truth." The prosecutor on the case acquitted A, B, and C due to lack of evidence, but again, Woollim has submitted an appeal for another trial.

In late 2014, rumors that Seo Ji Soo sexually assaulted and sent nude pictures of at least one girl at her school began circulating online. The netizens who started the rumors were found guilty of spreading false rumors and defamation of character, arrested for summary offense, and fined.

Stay tuned for updates. 

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intricate Saturday, August 20, 2016

how did they even lose this case? how hard can it be to track down the source of the defaming content? especially when they actually admitted to it themselves? like.. wtf?

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thealigirl8 Saturday, August 20, 2016

let's all calm down guys. there's a big difference between 'not guilty' and 'innocent'and just because there wasn't enough evidence to convict doesn't mean Korean law is utter trash. in other areas (like murder, marjuanna, and sexual assualt), i definitely agree, but defamation cases are difficult to prove in most countries

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Riaa726 Friday, August 19, 2016

Woah 😧 Lovelys just not catching a break

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