Brand New Music is the next agency to take legal action on malicious comments.
On March 28, the agency revealed that legal complaints have been submitted to the Seoul Central District Prosecutors’ Office regarding comments with personal insults and defamation of Wanna One’s Park Woo Jin And Lee Dae Hwi.
Brand New Music explained, “There are many people who have been giving positive attention, but the judgment was made that the false information endlessly being spread online and offline harms the artists’ normal activities. As a result, we decided to take strong action on those who have continuously left malicious comments for the protection of our artists.”
Song Joon Yong, the lawyer in charge, shared that about 2,000 posts and comments were examined, and commenters who clearly damaged reputation with extreme contemptuous language or false information were specified. The first complaints to be filed were on those who have continuously and repetitively left such malicious comments.
Brand New Music commented, “As the severity of the malicious posts continuously increases, the artists and the fans who support them have received great pain,” and concluded, “We will continuously monitor and collect data for the protection of our artists, and we will do our best to protect our artists.”
Previously in 2017, Brand New Music dropped their first lawsuit against malicious commenters of their artists. However, it was announced in January 2018 that the company was once again considering legal action due to the increasing severity.