Big Hit Shares Update On Legal Action For BTS Regarding Malicious Comments
An update has been released by Big Hit Music on legal action for malicious comments involving BTS.
Big Hit’s previous statement regarding this matter was in December, and the new statement released on March 30 reveals that additional legal action has been taken.
The following statement was posted on their Weverse fan community:
This is Big Hit Music.
Our company regularly initiates legal proceedings against perpetrators of malicious activities related to BTS, including ill-intentioned criticism, the spread of groundless information, sexual harassment, personal attacks, and defamation. We would like to provide an update on these activities.
We have recently filed additional criminal complaints using new information provided by fans as well as collected through our monitoring initiatives.
This latest group of perpetrators include certain non-member users of the internet community DC Inside. For an extended period of time, we have been collecting evidence of repeated malicious postings being created in certain DC Inside “galleries” (message boards) by non-member accounts; we have provided law enforcement officials with the login information associated with these postings. We have confirmed that even if posting histories are erased or accounts deleted after making malicious postings, sufficient network information remains to enable criminal investigations to proceed; such actions therefore may be subject to criminal proceedings.
Our continued legal responses have resulted in fines levied against perpetrators found guilty, and we are continuing to bring civil suits against these perpetrators. We will continue to initiate strict measures to ensure that perpetrators who engage in these malicious acts are prosecuted to the full extent of the law, and our policy of no settlement and no leniency remains in effect.
Big Hit regularly collects information on malicious postings regarding BTS, reports them to the authorities, and files criminal complaints. We ask that you make continued use of our hotline (firstname.lastname@example.org) to report any cases of abuse.
We are always grateful for the affection and dedication shown by our fans of BTS.
We will continue to work to ensure that the rights of our artists are fully protected.