Kim So Hye's label revealed more details on the investigation into her alleged bullying victim.
This past February, Kim So Hye was accused of being a school bully in middle school, and her label S&P Entertainment requested an investigation with the police. S&P Entertainment then stated the accuser was actually a perpetrator of school violence.
On July 29, the label made an additional statement clarifying their previous statements as follows:
"Hello, this is S&P Entertainment. Although we released a statement earlier revealing the details of the investigation, we will share more details. As of July of 2021, a decision has been made to transfer the posts that are recognized as criminal charges to the police station. As mentioned earlier, it's true that the person spreading the false rumors was also the perpetrator of the school violence case. We will continue to monitor progress and cooperate with the investigation until a final conclusion is reached.
Additionally, we'll inform you about the decision not to appeal and the related facts surrounding it.
Firstly, the assertion that we made a proposal to 'drop the complaint if they take down the post' is not true. On May 20, 2021, we received a notification from the investigator that the lawyer of the suspect has expressed their intention to come to an agreement. However, an agreement could not be reached because there was no consensus on the content that was different from the facts. From the beginning, the original post contained different or distorted content from the actual truth, which is why we requested an investigation.
As mentioned in the previous statement, a school violence committee was held during the first year of middle school due to a dispute with students from another school. Since the person who posted the article was a third party and not the actual poster, we are a bit careful on elaborating on the details, but this may lead to misunderstanding so we will explain in more detail.
Before the incident, the two parties only talked and greeted one another, and they started a quarrel due to a simple misunderstanding because they did not know each other's personalities well. Afterwards, while grabbing each other's hair, the poster fell to their knees. There were no other assaults other than this fight. As a result of this incident, the perpetrator was investigated and received a written apology.
Aside from the written apology, they also set up a separate meeting place and made a formal apology in person and talked for a long time about their misunderstandings. We deeply apologize once again for hurting them through foolish actions during an inexperienced time.
Since then, not only the facts related to the events above, but also fictional rumors have started to be twisted and spread online. In addition to this case, it's not true that Kim So Hye maliciously harassed others and continued to be a perpetrator of school violence. Apart from this, we would like to reiterate that the spread of false rumors by one of the perpetrators is also not false.
At this point, false rumors depicting things that did not actually happen are being created, so we will actively respond to the new spread of groundless rumors as we have done before. Thank you."