Posted by Germaine-Jay 30 days ago

Hyunjoo's legal team reveals details of rejection of DSP Media's lawsuit for April's alleged bullying controversy


Hyunjoo revealed details from a legal document on the rejection of DSP Media's lawsuit regarding April's alleged bullying controversy.

On June 23, the law firm representing Hyunjoo and her family Lee & Kim confirmed her younger brother, who initially made the bullying accusations against April, had been found not guilty of defamation of character following DSP Media's lawsuit against him. The next day, DSP Media's legal reps asserted the April members did not bully former member Hyunjoo. The label stated, "It was never admitted the members bullied someone, and in terms of the post Hyunjoo's brother wrote, the lawsuit was rejected as no intention of falsehood was determined."

Hyunjoo's legal team has now followed up with a warning against DSP Media, stating, "We repeat our warnings to DSP Media to refrain from causing the public to cause misunderstandings with their ambiguous statements and ask them to only make the necessary statements as required by legal procedures."

The legal team has also released details from the legal document below:

"2. Judgement

The parts the suspect wrote that are causing problems 1) the content that Lee Hyunjoo received bullying from the group 2) the content that the team members just laughed and passed by instead of greeting her mother who came to the company 3) the content that there was rotten kimbap on Lee Hyunjoo's seat in the car and the rest of the members and the manager got angry that it smelled and cursed 4) the content that the plaintiff put cheonggukkjang in a tumbler that was bought by Lee Hyunjoo's grandmother 5) the content that a member wore his older sister's (Lee Hyunjoo) shoes and threw them as they told her to take them 6) the content that the plaintiff did not greet Lee Hyunjoo's mother and just laughed and passed by.

Considering this content, the suspect saw articles (referral to records 329-332) reporting that April suffered damage after Lee Hyunjoo's departure from her group and additional clarification regarding bullying rumors and wanted to correct the truth that she left the group on her own terms. Additionally, considering that Lee Hyunjoo's bullying was publicly known before the writing of the suspect's post, as well as no new abusive acts or content worthy of harm from the suspect, with the existing abusive acts specified in detail and the abusive acts not highlighted, and the fact that April is a well-known celebrity that is related to public interest, it is difficult to see that the suspect's purpose was slander.

2. Judgement

The accused (Hyunjoo's brother) is also in actual fact, the younger brother of former April member, Lee Hyunjoo, and it is true that he had heard about the incidents from Lee Hyunjoo herself.

Additionally, with regards to the bullying allegations, looking at (censored), Lee Hyunjoo had indeed been having a tough time due to being bullied by the group, and the tumbler incident as well as the shoes incident that happened during April's promotions were also overall true. The accuser (the person that filed the lawsuit) had also admitted to the incidents' occurrences (referral to records 67-68) hence the parts written by the accused under the clause '2) Judgement' 1~6, were things that occurred between Lee Hyunjoo and the accuser during their time as a group, and as it does not stray too far from the truth and cannot be judged as a falsehood.

As with the above, the accused is also in fact Lee Hyunjoo's younger brother who had directly heard about the incidents. Furthermore, as the content in the post has been reported in various articles, it is hard to claim that the accused had consciously created falsehoods while writing the post.

Hence, it is not acknowledged that the accused has committed slander, and the lawsuit will not be accepted."
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Queennica006134 pts 30 days ago 0
30 days ago

Somebody hit up dsp media legal or pr team this is how you know that this law firm has descent lawyers this is how a company writes a statement not victims blaming and gaslighting



BlueCupcake27773 pts 30 days ago 6
30 days ago

Ummm Did we all read the same article?
“with regards of the bullying allegations, looking at (censored), she did have a tough time because she was indeed being bullied.” That censored means she presented real proof people! It could be a diary, medical records, recordings, text messages. People here here still want proof but she isn’t stupid like Naeun, to post it online, she doesn’t own anything to you!
“The accuser (the members) that filed the lawsuit also admitted to the incidents occurrence.” According to the police, April they admitted the tumbler and shoes incidents.

People are really stupid to think this just like T-ara


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