Apink’s Son Naeun Forgives Malicious Commenter Following Investigation
On November 8, the law firm Wooree which represents Apink’s agency Play M Entertainment shared an update on the criminal complaint filed against someone who posted malicious comments on Son Naeun’s personal social media account.
Wooree stated that they had filed a criminal complaint with Gangnam Police Station’s Cyber Investigation Team against someone who had continuously posted malicious comments. The complaint was for intimidation as well as violating The Act on Promotion of Information and Communications Network Utilization and Data Protection, etc.
Wooree added, “Apink and the members have been through a lot of hurt because of malicious comments, and their agency and our law firm took a strong response by requesting thorough investigation.” The identity of the suspect was discovered through the investigation.
The commenter is someone who studied in the Department of Law at one of Korea’s most prestigious universities. While preparing for a long time for the bar exam, they began to suffer from a mental illness and they are currently being treated in a hospital.
Wooree stated, “The suspect’s family apologized sincerely to Son Naeun and her agency, and after hearing of the suspect’s unfortunate circumstances and the sincere apology from their family, Son Naeun has decided this once to forgive them.”
They added that they will continue to take strong action against malicious comments about Apink.