On June 30, Cove Pictures made an official statement, "Scenes from 'Real' have been illegally exposed." They explained, "It is strictly prohibited to reproduce and distribute the film in any format whether by photo or video without rightful permission of the copyright owner either on or offline. It violates the Promotion of Information and Communications Network Utilization and Information Protection Act. Such illegal occurrences also violate the actor's portrait rights in a scene."
The production company also stated, "After confirming the illegally taken video were leaked, we took necessary protocol to immediately delete the existing content in order to avoid further exposure. However, it appears the content has already spread internationally at rapid speed and we are unable to investigate this any further ourselves so we are currently preparing to take legal action."
Cove Pictures added, "We have decided to take legal action with the assistance of cyber crime investigators to avoid this kind of situation from rising again."