Man Who Sexually Harassed AOA’s Seolhyun Online Receives Sentence
FNC Entertainment has provided an update on legal action against netizens who have harassed AOA’s Seolhyun online.
On October 23, the agency announced, “In April, we had criminal charges pressed against a man who sent sexually inappropriate and offensive messages and videos several times to the Instagram account personally managed by our artist Seolhyun. As a result, the Incheon District Court recently sentenced the defendant to six months in prison with two years of probation.”
FNC Entertainment also provided an update on the case with maliciously edited photos of Seolhyun. The two people who spread the photos were summarily indicted and are waiting for the court’s decision.
In addition, another netizen is waiting for the court’s decision after being summarily indicted for defamation, personal attacks, the spread of false information, and malicious slander. Other netizens with similar charges are currently undergoing investigation by the prosecution.
“As we have revealed on several occasions, we will take strong legal action without any leniency against all criminal acts that take place online. Also, we will take continuous effort to protect the basic rights and interests of our artists and improve the problematic cyber culture,” the statement concludes.