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

By elliefilet   Friday, August 19, 2016   69,432   4,945   0



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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.

SEE ALSO: Lovelyz drop a teaser video for their upcoming DVD 'Alwayz'

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?

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

Riaa726 Friday, August 19, 2016

Woah 😧 Lovelys just not catching a break

vangdao Friday, August 19, 2016

what will happen to her now

bangeryun94 vangdao Saturday, August 20, 2016

Happen to who? If you are talking about JiSoo she has already been found innocent of any wrong doing

DED_LEE Friday, August 19, 2016


gljy2201 Friday, August 19, 2016

i'd rather they not bring this whole thing up anymore...jisoo's been well in lovelyz and they're really at their peak now - I really don't want them to have any negative news reports that would hinder their career, poor babies :(

fx_chris Friday, August 19, 2016

so she is a rapist indeed

bangeryun94 fx_chris Saturday, August 20, 2016

So you are a drooling tosser indeed. Read a god damn article every now and then so you don't make yourself look so embarrassing

jimeous Friday, August 19, 2016

Those mongrels need to have their pictures plastered over the internet. lets see how they like it

_TardisBlue Friday, August 19, 2016

Basically this is what happened: Woollim told A to stop spreading malicious and baseless rumors and not to do it again, and they both came to an agreement. A then decided to be an as*hole and gave a big "f*ck you" to Woollim by completely ignoring their agreement and continued to spread false rumors with B and C. Woollim said "I thought we put an end to this. You didn't keep your word. I'm dragging your ass to court for defamation". The court was not able to find enough evidence that A was spreading rumors again AFTER Woollim and A already made their agreement. That does not mean that A, B and C are not guilty. It means that they don't have enough evidence to prove that A went against Woollim's words and continued to spread rumors even after Woollim told them to stop. Jisoo, is still of course, innocent in all of this. And here's another explanation of it from Knetz who actually read the article and have been following the case: "If you actually read the article, it actually shows that Seo Jisoo is innocent. A was given a penalty fine for spreading rumors. Woollim decided to settle with her and warned her not to do it again, but she did, so they sued her for defamation. However, they couldn't find enough evidence for it. Hence the acquittal. A is still guilty of initially spreading the rumors. So the rumors about Jisoo were just that, rumors and A is still guilty of spreading them initially".

Lora_k _TardisBlue Friday, August 19, 2016

thank you

L_Carter (Banned) _TardisBlue Friday, August 19, 2016

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Ninja0104  L_Carter (Banned) Friday, August 19, 2016

would be much mor funny and most of all, even more professional.. *thumbsupforthat*

_TardisBlue  L_Carter (Banned) Friday, August 19, 2016

Aww. Thank you. You guys are sweet. :) I just wanted to make sure everybody was understanding it correctly b/c there have been a couple thick-headed people who are going around saying that Woollim lost which according to them, means that Jisoo is guilty. Jisoo was already cleared of all rumors and charges back when this was still happening and the court ruled that she was innocent in all of this b/c the "evidence" that so called "victims" used were all photoshopped and made up. Not to mention that one of the "victims" turned out to be a middle aged man pretending to be Jisoo's "ex-girlfriend" from high school. What's going on now is only related to A, B and C breaking an agreement and continuously spreading rumors even after they were fined. I'm just glad that Woollim is refusing to back down until A, B and C pay for their crimes against Jisoo. I'm also really glad that Woollim, after so many mistakes, finally learned to stand up for their artists and not give up easily. That's how a company should be, especially if their artists are suffering. :)

cassiecassie _TardisBlue Friday, August 19, 2016

Man it makes me feel creeped out that A went that far to defame Jisoo. Like why even =.="

bangeryun94  L_Carter (Banned) Saturday, August 20, 2016

Reliable and truthful headlines would be a good start. I bet friends on how many comments we would find against JiSoo.

L_Carter (Banned) bangeryun94 Saturday, August 20, 2016

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Ninja0104  L_Carter (Banned) Saturday, August 20, 2016

what about the three would try to get a useful hobby..? like sorting sand on the beach or something like that, instead of spreading their BS..

Ninja0104 _TardisBlue Saturday, August 20, 2016

well said at the end.. :-) Well, I know korean idols really like to cross dress, but a middle aged man as her 'ex girlfriend'..? Middle aged means, he's at a age, where his facial hair might spread like flowers in spring.. and that whole photoshop thing is even more worse.. how determined can a person be, to ruin another ppersons live, by making all those up like thaT:: I know, people can do crazy things, but this..? sounds like some psychopath, being refused by the girl of his dreams, threatening 'if I can't have you, no one else will'.. what a sick world..

bobbatea Friday, August 19, 2016

I'm pist now, how where the fucking cleared? They probably threatened the Police (A, B and C)

apink6fairies bobbatea Friday, August 19, 2016

Unfortunately, there wasn't enough evidence; only A was acquitted, though. B & C are still going and hopefully Woollim doesn't lose the lawsuit against them

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