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Top Media announces legal action regarding Wooshin and Jeon So Mi's sexual harassment controversy

By yckim124   Saturday, January 14, 2017   107,271   5,899   78
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Top Media is taking legal action against all malicious content regarding UP10TION Wooshin's sexual harassment controversy.  


Back in December, a controversy arose after a video of Wooshin allegedly touching IOI Jeon So Mi's chest with his hand went viral. Netizens got into a heated debate on whether his touch was accidental or not. As the controversy continued to grow, Wooshin was criticized and showered with malicious comments


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To put an end to the rumors, accusations, and all malicious content, Wooshin's label, Top Media, is taking legal action. 


On January 14, Top Media officially announced, 


"We're taking legal action against rumors, any content, malicious editing, and false information regarding Wooshin and Jeon So Mi's video that was revealed via 'The Show's SNS back on December 24. 


We have checked with 'The Show's associates, the MCs themselves, and both labels, and presented clear official statements. However, posts, maliciously edited content, and more, attacking the rights of our artist, continued to surface. Therefore, we have completed the process of taking legal action against all content containing false information. 


In addition, we have submitted a video analysis carried out by the Forensic Imaging Analysis Laboratory (Dr. Hwang Min Gu), as proof showing that the controversial video was a misunderstanding that occurred due to the angle it was filmed in. 


We will continue to monitor and take legal action against the false information and malicious content regarding the artists of our label. 


Thank you."

  1. Wooshin
  2. Jeon So Mi


3percenter Sunday, January 15, 2017

Not like Somi could tell the truth even if the little shit did indeed touch her. In any case, the fascist Kpop company hive drone censors can't dictate what opinions people may have about this kid.

Funky_Angel Sunday, January 15, 2017

Ridiculous...

ixxasdf Saturday, January 14, 2017

finally!. srsyl people need to stop hating whoosin...

michinpabo Saturday, January 14, 2017

Freedom of speech is rarely free. It often comes with consequences. This is one of them.

thrillaaaa michinpabo Sunday, January 15, 2017

yes when u spread false lies and harass someone with or without a law eventually its gonna come bite you......

thrillaaaa michinpabo Sunday, January 15, 2017

I doubt anyone making a small comment is gonna get in trouble but there are Certain Netizens that are just going crazy with it.

Safarini Saturday, January 14, 2017

They actually are dating!

Asianfan678 Saturday, January 14, 2017

Thank you Top Media!

kpopfandom2 Saturday, January 14, 2017

Is this still going on seriously? God Knets next time don't go accusing people because these kind of controversies go on forever

Gallifreyan7 Saturday, January 14, 2017

Good decision. that poor kid got hate for something he didn't do.

Moogirl Saturday, January 14, 2017

Prays for Wooshin's justice

pink_oracle Saturday, January 14, 2017

Good luck getting that to stand up in court. "I'll sue you for looking at a clip and having an opinion on it."

samael pink_oracle Saturday, January 14, 2017

all parties involved already agreed nothing happened, if this goes to court, and they can prove these things were said after all parties came out with their story, i think they can be sued for defamation of character, although tbh, i dont study or practise law, so i might just be wrong.

pink_oracle samael Saturday, January 14, 2017

I think they could if a newspaper printed it or it was said on TV, but on the Internet you have the issue of opinion and freedom of speech. I just don't think it will be taken as seriously as posting death threats or sponsor accusations.

whatswrong pink_oracle Saturday, January 14, 2017

He was threatened and "fans" called him a pervert, etc. It seems pretty serious to me though. You have freedom of speech as long as your opinion does not offend others. But calling him a pervert and saying he sexually harrased her even after both companies clarified the situations, it is not ok at all.

pink_oracle whatswrong Saturday, January 14, 2017

The threats are another matter, the courts will take that seriously. But simply saying, I think he touched her on purpose, is an opinion. If you don't state it as fact you cannot be so easily accused of liable or slander. And I'm afraid you're wrong about freedom of speech. You're free to offend people, hell you're free to hurt people with your words. It's only true freedom if you're free to say good and bad things. Which of course means other people are free to tell you you're a shithead when you do say offensive things.

li_xiao_yan pink_oracle Saturday, January 14, 2017

Slander, libel, defamation of character - these are all possible suits against anyone who "views a video and has an opinion about it" - and then abuses their right to an opinion by slandering, harassing, backbiting, or defaming someone regardless of whether the opinion is correct or not."

pink_oracle li_xiao_yan Saturday, January 14, 2017

By that logic anyone could sue anyone for virtually anything. If I go on a Katy Perry video and say she's nothing but a pair of big boobs should she be able to take me to court and sue me for it? If the intent isn't to harm her or her career then no one can punish me for being a bitch. Thankfully at present the courts are of that mindset also.

li_xiao_yan pink_oracle Saturday, January 14, 2017

You can say that. Sure. You won't be sued. The issue here is that anti-fans are always present trying to do actual harm to someone's career. Even the threat of a suit can silence. We'll see how far they have to push it, chances are good it can be settled out of court. The court also agrees - as you say in that mindset - that things can be settled outside of court with a simple threat of suit instead of full suit.

bangeryun94 pink_oracle Sunday, January 15, 2017

Sued is the absolute worst word to use. Defamation is illegal and the people caught pay a heavy fine and can be sent to jail. Those calling him a child molester and much worse are in quite a bit of trouble. The video more than likely will be put on Wooshin's agency social media

thrillaaaa pink_oracle Sunday, January 15, 2017

if you read the article... "However, posts, maliciously edited content, and more, attacking the rights of our artist, continued to surface." that is the problem not so much someone simply watching a clip and saying "I think he touched her boobs." of course those people won't get in trouble... hell nobody will bat an eye to them but the ones taking it to far and constantly trying to directly harass the artist well they will get screwed.

pink_oracle bangeryun94 Sunday, January 15, 2017

Child molester? Well those people need a good punch in the crotch more than anything.

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