Actress Seo Yi Sook To Take Legal Action Regarding False Rumors About Her Death
Actress Seo Yi Sook has announced her intention to take legal action against false rumors about her death.
On September 20, fans were startled to see a post in an online community board titled, “Exclusive: Actress Seo Yi Sook passed away from a heart attack.” The post was designed to look like it was from a legitimate media outlet, complete with a reporter byline, and it falsely claimed that Seo Yi Sook had been found dead at her house the day before.
However, this was an incident of false news, where a made-up rumor had been maliciously designed to look like a real news article. The media outlet in question confirmed that they had never published an article like the one that had appeared in the post.
Seo Yi Sook’s agency, Quantum ENM, stated, “As soon as the Chuseok holiday is over, we intend to file a lawsuit. This is not the first time this has happened. In fact, this is the second time during this year alone. As this false news keeps spreading, we will take appropriate measures and sue so that the attackers can be held responsible.”
The agency continued, “When this first occurred, we thought that it would just go away once it was disproved. But now another post has surfaced claiming the same thing. Since things like this are occurring more frequently, we have decided to sue in order to stop the spread of false news.”
A similar incident happened to Seo Yi Sook on the same online community board this past July.
Seo Yi Sook has appeared in supporting roles in dramas like “Hotel Del Luna,” “Start-Up,” “The World of the Married,” and many more.