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'Produce 101' season 2's Kim Samuel to take firm legal action against malicious commenters

By beansss   Wednesday, May 24, 2017   68,027   4,715   0



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Current 'Produce 101' season 2 trainee Kim Samuel, formerly known as Punch, will be taking firm legal action against malicious commenters due to false rumors and verbal abuse spreading on the web. 

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His label Brave Entertainment addressed the malicious comments spreading online, stating they have crossed the line in regard to the amount a 16-year-old can deal with. Previously, Kim Samuel has been subject to a series of rumors, including false rumors about his Chinese fans manipulating votes, bullying rumors, verbal abuse, inappropriate sexual references, and more. 

Below is Brave Entertainment's official statement regarding the legal action to follow. 

"Hello, this is Brave Entertainment. We are here to notify that we will be taking firm legal action by submitting a lawsuit for cyber defamation of character as well as cyber offense against malicious commenters after determining that the degree and the amount of false rumors, verbal abuse, and physical references with no basis have surpassed that manageable alone by a 16-year-old. 

Fans are currently collecting evidence of malicious comments and files through monitoring and reporting, and we plan on taking active measures through unforgiving legal action to ensure that no further offenses develop.

Brave Entertainment will carry out the responsibility of being a guardian to Kim Samuel, who is still underage, so that he will not be hurt by malicious content on the web. We ask that you provide Kim Samuel with your abundant love and encouragement. Thank you."

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allinonetonone Thursday, May 25, 2017

wow another one

last2bfree Wednesday, May 24, 2017

litterally 1 out of the 2 people i still care about in this show, smh.

chanyeolisbae867 Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Produce 101 should just take legal action to all hate comments honestly.

Sam091094 Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Heartless haters.

Iamalittledai5y Wednesday, May 24, 2017

What could possibly justify cyber bullying a 16 year old boy? Just because he is talented and adorable and might take the place of your favourites in the ranking, no competition is worth mentally scaring a child. He already has it hard being foriegn in a homogenious country where being different is a bad thing, but on top of that antis are treating him like crap and spreading false rumours about him. It is wrong, Just plain wrong. Whether you are his fan or not, nothing, I mean nothing justifies bullying a child. Think if he was your brother, cousin, nephew or son, how would you want him to be treated?I do not want to hear that, oh he wants to be a celeberty so he has to face the reality of the industry nonesense. That is a total cope out. An excuse for horrible people to be horrible.

aldaceli Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Poor Samuel T.T . Hes too Young to recibe this hate!

hotbuns Wednesday, May 24, 2017

I don't know the extent of the hate this poor boy is receiving; but by putting your name and face in the public eye, you open the doors to criticism and possibly even ridicule. If he wants to make it as an idol, he'll need to learn how to deal with hate comments and such (once he gets a bit older). I hope the lawsuit works out for his side though.

bangeryun94 hotbuns Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Not a lawsuit. Brave Ent is filing a complaint with the police. This is illegal in Korea. It's a criminal offence. When they're identified they'll be charged and will have to appear in court. They'll be sentenced to time in jail and/or fined and/or community service. He, along with every other Korean doesn't have to learn to deal with bullying, slander, or character assassination.

kaylahyuna bangeryun94 Wednesday, May 24, 2017


pink_oracle Wednesday, May 24, 2017

What did this one do again?

kpoplover308 Wednesday, May 24, 2017

So many companies take legal action. But we never find out the final result. How much money if any pass hands.

bangeryun94 kpoplover308 Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Money doesn't pass hands. Except when the accused has appeared in court and the judge sentences him/her. The accused may pay a fine or go to jail or get community service. The plaintiff doesn't get money since this isn't a lawsuit but a crime.

kpoplover308 bangeryun94 Wednesday, May 24, 2017

umm... so in defamation suits the plaintiff doesn't get any money?... yep def wrong. In almost every successful defamation case I know off, money is paid to an individual.

bangeryun94 kpoplover308 Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Well I would agree with you but then we'd both be wrong. In every defamation case in your country, right? In Korea this is a CRIME. Just like shoplifting or robbing a bank. We don't have to file a lawsuit. We go down to the police department or the Prosecutor's office and file a criminal complaint. It's investigated, the criminals are caught, arrested and appear in court. The judge sentences them to jail, community service, fines, all three. Don't ever tell me I'm wrong about laws in my country. Hope I cleared your very wrong observation up.

mark_lees Wednesday, May 24, 2017

you don't do that to my baby T_T

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