LAYSHA Members Express Outrage At Hidden Camera Footage Released Online
Members of LAYSHA, a four-member group that debuted in 2015, took to Instagram to speak out against extreme invasion of their privacy with hidden cameras.
After a period of silence during a barrage of malicious comments, rumors, and hacked accounts, the release of hidden camera footage online was the final straw for LAYSHA’s Som and Goeun, who posted on their Instagrams vowing to bring the perpetrator their rightful punishment.
In an Instagram post that has since been deleted, Goeun said, “There were all sorts of malicious comments, rumors, and hackings. I didn’t want to stress myself out or turn it into a big thing so I didn’t do anything, but now there are hidden cameras.. I don’t think I can hold it in anymore.”
The cameras were everywhere, said Goeun. “They were in the locker rooms at our agency, in the car, in my house. I don’t even know when these tiny cameras could have been installed, but whoever did this must be caught. I’m tired of suffering and crying on my own.”
She said, “Moving forward, no matter what it is, I will be taking strict action. To everyone who is using me as a piece of gossip, thinking nothing of it, I’m going to sue you all and make sure you receive punishment.”
Goeun addressed comments that it could be someone from her agency or even her manager, adamantly denying and saying that the perpetrator is not anyone around her.
Som also expressed her outrage: “‘Something to cherish forever’… What exactly are you going to do with hidden camera footage of someone else forever? It’s something anyone can see even without an ID or password? Are you crazy?
“[Hidden cameras] in our members’ houses, the agency, the car, and then the photos being revealed. These are things that I only ever saw happen to other people on TV or online, but the fact that this happened to us under our noses, when we first were notified, I just cried.
“All of LAYSHA has been very patient until now, being thankful for even the smallest bit of interest and saying that bad comments are better than no comments. [For a long time], we let ridiculous rumors and personal attacks slide.
“But this is the result of all that patience? The four of us have worked so hard, and our leader has worked harder than anyone to bring us to where we are today.
“Yes, our job is such that people talk [about us], but no one has the right to invade our privacy and use that to hurt us, as casually as one might snap a photo of something on the ground. We’re going to take legal action, and will not stand by and watch anymore.
“I’ve been receiving a lot of messages since I woke up this morning, but if you know me and happen across the videos or related posts online, please report it and let me know. The same holds true for anyone who knows anything about the footage.
“And if the person who posted the footage sees this, stop and wait for your punishment.”