A few months after Maroo Entertainment first announced they would be taking legal action against malicious commenters, they have provided an update to fans on the situation.
In a series of posts to Twitter on February 7, the agency wrote:
“Hello, this is Maroo Entertainment’s fan manager. We are writing to inform you of the progress of our legal complaint announced last October. Many suspects have been investigated by the police and we are currently in the stage of the police recommending these cases for prosecution. As soon as the police complete their investigation, we will prosecute the suspects without leniency.”
“As there are many people to be charged, we ask for your understanding in how long this is taking. Thank you always for waiting.”
The agency also stated that a new email had been created for sending in evidence of malicious comments and rumors about Park Ji Hoon and thanked fans for sending in their proofs.
또한, 박지훈 군 비방 및 악성 루머 자료 제보용 메일 계정을 새로 만들었으니 번거로우시겠지만 앞으로는 [email protected]로 보내주시길 부탁드립니다. 항상 자료 보내주시는 팬분들께 감사드리며 추운 날씨에 감기 조심하시고 앞으로도 박지훈 군에 대한 많은 사랑과 응원 부탁드립니다
— 마루기획 팬매니저 (@maroofanmanager) February 7, 2018
They concluded, “According to the police, not all the suspects have been contacted. We will continue contacting suspects; we are investigating according to each website used, so there will be differences in the time that each suspect is contacted. Thank you for understanding.”