Around Us Entertainment has provided an update to their legal actions against malicious commenters.
In December 2017, Around Us Entertainment released a statement that they were collecting data to take strong legal action against those damaging the reputation of Highlight. On April 19, the agency released an update stating that they had filed their complaint against such malicious commenters.
Around Us stated, “Thanks to the active cooperation from fans, we have finished collecting data on malicious posts and comments about the members of Highlight on various portal sites and online communities. We filed our complaint to the Youngdeungpo Police Station through the Soul Law Firm on April 18, 2018.”
They continued on to say, “We have charged these commenters on the grounds of violating the Information Communications Network Act (defamation) and contempt. We will be taking strong action with no settlements or reduced sentences in order to seek fair compensation in accordance with the law through a fair and thorough investigation.”
Around Us ended their statement with, “We will continue to do our best to monitor and collect data in order to protect our artists. We sincerely thank the fans who have always shown Highlight your love and support.”