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Verdict released in YG Entertainment's defamation case against a reporter who raised drug suspicions

By alice101   Wednesday, November 16, 2016   31,299   2,328   22



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Reporter 'K' who was sued by YG Entertainment for libel and defamation was found to be not guilty in the court of appeals. 

Reporter 'K' had written an article titled, "YG smells like drugs again...will prosecution recovery their honor" in July of last year. Upon encountering the article, YG Entertainment brought a lawsuit against the reporter, claiming a damage of 200,000,000 KRW (~$170,000 USD) because of the reporter's calling the agency a 'pharmacy / drug store' gave an impression that YG Entertainment was providing drugs to its artists. 

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In the first verdict, the court found the reported guilty and fined him 10,000,000 KRW (~$8,500 USD). However, in the court of appeals, the court sided with the reporter. The court stated, "It is unreasonable to say that the reporter was accusing [YG] of providing drugs by using the word 'pharmacy.'" 

The court added, "The article criticizes YG Entertainment for lacking in transparency while their artists were involved in drug investigations... Also, it criticizes the prosecution office for not being strict with celebrities," emphasizing that the article's goal was in the public's best interest.

Additionally, regarding the reporter's other article about G-Dragon's drug case, the court commented, "It seems like the article was expressing an opinion that entertainers have a higher chance of being involved in drug cases, and therefore the prosecution office should conduct a more thorough investigation," and shut down YG Entertainment's arguments of defamation against G-Dragon. 

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kimmiefonze Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Libel cases often side with the journalists.

LovelyGirl81 Wednesday, November 16, 2016

This K reporter need to get his ass jump. He's the true hidden of YGE anti. But for some odd reason I don't really believe in this report just like how they were trying to associate YGE, BB, PSY to that choi B#$%.

mypcy Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Has anyone read the article?

xiamarananjyp Wednesday, November 16, 2016

I DONT REALLY FAVOR ANYONE BETWEEN YG & THE REPORTER, all I hope is the truth. I hope they open the investigation and whoever is wrong should be punished.

TimeForChocolate Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Time to change lawyers. YG

biebersourpatch Wednesday, November 16, 2016

park bom... enough said

hydethislove Wednesday, November 16, 2016

You don't have a higher chance in getting involved with drugs if you go with a certain entertainment company just because a couple (wow 2 people) had issues with it. Bom had PRESCRIPTION pills from a PHARMACY that unfortunately is illegal in Korea. GD took a toke. A toke. He didn't own any marijuana himself. Dear lord.

LovelyGirl81 hydethislove Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Ikr? like did they freaking get got with a dozen of coc or weeds to label them drugs store or smell like drugs? make so sense.

LovelyGirl81 Wednesday, November 16, 2016

sorry was too upset I meant caught lol..

kpoplolita Wednesday, November 16, 2016

I hope people like this s0-called "reporter" suffer in this life and in the next for ruining ppls lives and getting ppl hyped for something baseless

kpoplolita Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Mothafuckin media. I wonder who paid off the judge

LovelyGirl81 kpoplolita Wednesday, November 16, 2016

That K himself probably wrote that article. I really hope karma will bite his ass soon.

kpoplolita LovelyGirl81 Thursday, November 17, 2016

I hope it happens in this life rather than the next :)

NoonaVip Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Well you win some and you lose some. They'll live. The fact that YG did this for GD is already greatly appreciated. This should still be a reminder to some of these reporters to pump their brakes on their boldness on how they decide to write their article.

Vurrnurr NoonaVip Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Actually, I'm not surprised that YG did this for GD since GD is YG's golden boy...but yeah I'm glad that YG defended GD in this too

NoonaVip Vurrnurr Thursday, November 17, 2016

Yea and he's done it for all of them. Even seungri whom which he always tease. YG is a good man in my book

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