On November 29, Maroo Entertainment, the agency of Wanna One’s Park Ji Hoon, released a statement on their official Twitter about malicious commenters.
Maroo Entertainment wrote, “First of all, we would like to thank the fans who sent us evidence and waited for a long period of time. We have confirmed that malicious rumors, personal attacks, and sexual harassment about minor Park Ji Hoon, who is currently promoting as part of Wanna One, have been circulating on various communities and social media accounts and defaming him.”
The statement continued, “After discussing the PDF all of you sent in and the evidence that we have monitored with a legal team, we submitted an official complaint to the Seoul Central District Prosecutor’s Office for contempt, false information, defamation, and more on October 24, 2017. There will be no distinction made between someone who created a malicious rumor and someone who circulated it, and we will take strong action without any settlements.”
Furthermore, the agency added, “Through continuous monitoring and collection of evidence, we will do our best to make sure our artist Park Ji Hoon does not suffer from defamation anymore.”
The statement drew to a close with a request for any additional evidence of malicious comments to be sent to the agency’s e-mail address.
안녕하세요. 마루기획입니다. pic.twitter.com/RmrSIhwcA8
— 마루기획 (@maroo_ent) November 29, 2017
Park Ji Hoon isn’t the only member to have taken legal action against malicious comments. Kang Daniel and Yoon Ji Sung took legal action on August 31, and Bae Jin Young’s agency C9 Entertainment also announced they are taking legal action.
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