"Hello, this is Hyunjoo.
First, to quickly update you on what I've been up to lately. My younger sibling who is facing a lawsuit is still a student, and so my family is currently focussed on handling this lawsuit. And even though I have not received any formal information from the police, I learned through the news reports that I have also been sued, and so it seems that I will need to begin preparing for my own lawsuit as well. I know that many people are worrying about me, and are also cheering me on. I sincerely thank you. I believe that I am responding well to the legal procedures so far, and I feel that I can continue to do so.
Today, I decided to write this post because of something that worried me. As many of you know, a lot of things have happened lately; but I know better than anyone that slander, mockery, and malicious comments can be very hurtful and unbearable to endure. So even though I am doing well and am healthy these days, seeing the recent events, I have been looking back on those times when I was unwell both mentally and physically. I do not wish to return the pain that I endured on anyone.
Everyone is capable of doing wrong. However, when you accept your wrongdoings and put in effort to correct them, forgiveness becomes possible, and at that point they may be called mistakes. So I would like to sincerely ask that you all stop your criticism and malicious comments toward the members, their acquaintances, and others.
I have tried my best to live while feeling grateful for the smallest forms of happiness. Everyone has the right to be happy, and I hope that they can find that happiness.
I feel more concern about such things today because it is a rainy day. I hope that you all will have a happy Friday, and thank you for reading my ramblings."
Meanwhile, back on June 16, April member Chaewon posted a lengthy statement via the group's official fan cafe, denying all accusations of bullying former member Hyunjoo.