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Posted by Jia-Lin Saturday, June 12, 2021

Alleged school bullying victim of ITZY’s Lia cleared of defamation charges

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Earlier in February this year, girl group ITZY’s member, Lia, was accused of being a school bully. This accusation was quickly denied by ITZY’s agency, JYP Entertainment. In the response, the agency also promised to take legal actions against those who allegedly defamed their artists.

On June 13, the Incheon Yeonsu Police Station revealed that they will not be going forward with the defamation accusations under Information and Communication Network Promotion and Information Protection Act against the alleged victim of Lia’s bullying acts, hereafter mentioned as A.

A earlier accused Lia of borrowing money and not paying back, as well as bullying her friend without any reason. When A stood up for her friend by asking Lia why she was bullying her, she was also subjected to the trauma of constant abuse and swearing by her.

After investigations on A, the police concluded that it will be difficult to charge A for defamation as there are no clear evidence to prove A falsely wrote the article, or A wrote it with the purpose of slander.

In regards to this, A told Yonhap News that it is still mentally difficult to think about that time, “I want a sincere apology.

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BOSS-Ryujin
BOSS-Ryujin716 pts Saturday, June 12, 2021 1
Saturday, June 12, 2021

I didn't even know that Lia was being accused of bullying...😐


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jasperlee
jasperlee1,907 pts Saturday, June 12, 2021 9
Saturday, June 12, 2021

Don't know Lia, don't know A. I'd like to give people the benefit of the doubt, but I'd say it's too easy. A regular person with their identity protected has nothing to lose if they make allegations, meanwhile the idols will lose face no matter what. The cases in which the accusers simply want to defame the idols really hurt the credibility of the people who were truly bullied. So that muddies it further...

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