Update: Lee Chung Ah’s Agency Files Request For Investigation On False Rumors Tied To Jung Joon Young
Updated March 15 KST:
Lee Chung Ah’s agency is taking strong legal action against those who wrote and circulated malicious rumors regarding the actress.
On March 15, her agency Kings Entertainment once again reiterated that she only filmed a music video with Jung Joon Young in 2013 and has no other relations with him. However, groundless rumors have still been circulating, and the agency “can no longer ignore those who harm the image, honor, and character of the actress.”
The statement explains, “In addition, also for the sake of the many other celebrities being harmed, we judged that it would be best to take strict action. Through the law firm Moonmoo (Head Lawyer Jo Soon Yeol) as the legal representative, we decided to request a highly intensive investigation about the initial writers of the rumors and those who spread and circulated them.”
The agency submitted a formal request for investigation to the Seoul Metropolitan Police Agency through the law firm on March 15.
“As series as this matter is, we will take strong legal action without any settlement or leniency for the protection of our actress’s rights and interests. We will also work to take strong legal action so that additional harm is not received in the future,” the statement concludes.
Lee Chung Ah has spoken out against rumors linking her to Jung Joon Young’s chatroom controversy.
On March 12, it was reported that Jung Joon Young was part of a KakaoTalk group chatroom along with BIGBANG’s Seungri where participants shared illegal hidden camera footage of women. He was booked along with other participants of the chatroom and he later admitted to the crimes in a letter of apology.
When the contents of the chatroom were revealed with censored names, many people began to speculate about the participants and the women who appeared in videos in the chat.
Referring to her name appearing on trending realtime searches after rumors spread that she was a woman mentioned in the group chatroom, Lee Chung Ah wrote, “Thank you. But don’t worry,” on her Twitter account.
하지만 걱정말아요 ?❣
— LEE CHUNG AH (@EWIIWE) March 12, 2019
In response to growing speculations, a source from her agency Kings Entertainment said, “We weren’t initially going to take any action because it was nonsense, but Lee Chung Ah is very upset. She expressed her thoughts in a brief post on social media because she was upset.”
They continued, “Many people may misunderstand if the agency doesn’t take action. Her name is still on the trending realtime searches on a portal site, so we have no choice but to take strong action. We will take legal action after internal discussions.”