JYP Entertainment Releases Statement Regarding Leak Of TWICE’s Chaeyoung’s Phone Number

JYP Entertainment has released a statement regarding TWICE’s Chaeyoung’s phone number getting leaked and spread online.

On January 26, Chaeyoung took to TWICE’s Instagram account and opened up about her phone number being leaked by an individual, leading to her phone being flooded by text messages and calls from strangers. She spoke about this being an issue that her fellow TWICE members and other idols under JYP Entertainment face as well, and stated that her intent was to make sure people knew such invasions of personal privacy was wrong.

JYP Entertainment has now released a statement on the matter, and it reads as follows:

Hello, this is JYP Entertainment.

We have confirmed that TWICE’s Chaeyoung’s personal information (phone number) was leaked online and is currently being spread, and as a result, Chaeyoung is being contacted by people who have obtained her number.

Illegally leaking, acquiring, and spreading personal information in such a way, as well as contacting the person whose information was leaked, is a violation of the Personal Information Protection Act and may be subject to legal action.

We have confirmed and collected exact evidence of the personal information being posted on social media, and instances of consistent attempts to contact Chaeyoung. Regarding this, we wish to notify you that we will be taking immediate action and filing a complaint against the person who posted the information on social media on the basis of a violation of the Personal Information Protection Act.

The illegal leaking and sharing of personal information is causing great suffering and discomfort to our artists. In order to stop this, our agency will continue to collect evidence of such cases and we will do everything we can to take action against them.

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