Ji Soo Takes Legal Action Against False Accusations Of Sexual Violence
Ji Soo and law firm Shin & Kim released a statement to announce that they have taken legal action against the people who made false accusations and spread false rumors.
Two months ago, Ji Soo was accused of having been a perpetrator of school violence in middle school. There were also some accusations of sexual violence with coercion, but KeyEast Entertainment released a statement denying those claims.
Read the statement released by law firm Shin & Kim on May 27:
As the legal representative of actor Ji Soo, our law firm shares our client’s position as follows.
When the accusations of school violence were made, the client immediately posted a handwritten apology on his social media and reached out to the people he could contact to personally ask for their forgiveness.
There were several claims made that were different from the truth or completely false, but to show that he was reflecting on his past behavior, the client did not take any kind of action against those claims. However, claims that are clearly false, such as the accusation that he ‘was a perpetrator of a sexual crime,’ were expanded and shared online, and while the client was staying silent and reflecting on himself, the claims written above are being accepted as if they are true.
As a result, the client has filed a criminal complaint for defamation in order to correct the false information and reveal the truth. An investigation on the people who uploaded the false posts is currently ongoing. Moreover, the client will continue to actively take legal action against those who defame him by posting false information or curse at and insult him with unspeakable words.
We apologize for causing many people to worry again due to the filing of this criminal complaint.
Following Ji Soo’s removal from the drama “River Where the Moon Rises,” production company Victory Contents filed a lawsuit for damages against KeyEast. On May 27, KeyEast announced that they terminated their contract with Ji Soo after a mutual agreement with the actor.