Davichi‘s Kang Min Kyung has been reported to sue the netizens who have spread malicious photoshopped images of herself.
On November 13, Kang Min Kyung filed a lawsuit against three netizens for photoshopping and spreading a defaming image of the singer on the Internet.
According to the investigations, the netizens posted this photo this past March on various portal sites, blogs and cafes with the title, “Kang Min Kyung’s Sponsor Photo.” The photo contained an image of a woman who seems to look like Kang Min Kyung, wearing skimpy lingerie and sitting next to a male at what seems like a bar. Along with that photo, another image of a screen capture of a fabricated conversation among people who were posing to be Kang Min Kyung’s agency people, was posted as well. The fake conversation contained messages like “We need to quickly stop this.” All of these images were found to be fake.
Kang Min Kyung’s reps reported these netizen’s IDs to the police, and the investigations discovered the suspects shortly. It is reported that one more netizen was accused but the investigators were not able to figure out his or her actual identity, leading them to drop charges for that particular netizen.
Sources from the prosecution commented, “Defamation of public figures on the Internet is getting worse so the punishment will be stronger. We have requested for an official hearing for this case.”