On October 31, FNC Entertainment officially announced,
"We plan to take legal action against those creating and spreading false information and malicious rumors, as well as engaging in other activities which defame the character of our artist, Jung Yonghwa. Recently, malicious netizens have been making posts and leaving comments on SNS, portal sites, online communities, and more, targeting Yonghwa. We have already gathered a significant amount of malicious posts and comments, and also plan to take strict legal action when more are found from now on. Internet harassment is an issue that needs to be solved not only in the entertainment industry but in society as a whole. We will continue our efforts to maintain healthy internet culture. Please give us your attention and consideration."
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In June, Yonghwa was involved in an insider trading scandal. Since then, malicious rumors are continuing to spread even after he was proven innocent.