The netizen, "A," who spread vicious rumors about IU on the internet managed to avoid criminal punishment on the condition that "A" does community service.
Through a mediation procedure, "A" reached an agreement with IU's agency Loen Entertainment in which the latter would drop the charge if "A" did 200 hours of community service.
After the charge was dropped, the investigator of Seoul Central District Prosecutors' Office terminated the case, saying there would be no right of arraignment in regards to "A."
In summary, last May, the netizen had written, "IU will be marrying a famous idol member," on the internet, spreading false rumors about the singer. The perpetrator was discovered last month through the IP address and was in the middle of investigation until this settlement was reached between the two parties.
Now that the issue has finally been resolved, it appears IU can comfortably move forward with her long-awaited comeback.