Lee Seung Gi’s Agency Partners With New Law Firm To Take Legal Action Against Malicious Rumors
Lee Seung Gi’s agency is taking new steps to pursue legal action against those who post malicious comments and rumors about the actor.
On October 20, Hook Entertainment released the following official statement.
Hello, this is Hook Entertainment.
We would like to thank the fans who have been sending their deep and unchanging support and love for our artist Lee Seung Gi despite the difficult times that everyone is going through due to COVID-19.
In a previous statement, we revealed that we had partnered with the law firm LIWU to operate a clean internet monitoring center to eradicate behavior like the spread of false rumors, defamation, and insults, and that malicious commenters had received severe criminal punishment as a result.
Even after our partnership with LIWU ended, we continued independently to actively monitor the situation regarding false news and malicious comments and devised various responses.
Despite all this, Lee Seung Gi continues to be attacked by false news and malicious comments that cross the line.
Defaming others by spreading false information, insulting someone’s character with expressions that go beyond rudeness and vulgarity, and purposely bringing down the social evaluation of celebrities who are widely known to the public are serious criminal acts that are subject to criminal punishment as well as civil damage claims.
As an agency, we will not tolerate behavior from malicious commenters that defame Lee Seung Gii’s character and name and cause him psychological stress. We will definitely ensure that these people receive criminal punishment that is appropriate for the crimes they have committed, as well as assume civil responsibility for damages. We will do our best to eradicate these malicious commenters.
In order to do this, the agency has appointed a new legal representative, the law office Ji Myung. Through this law firm, we will actively and quickly pursue more severe and more effective forms of legal action.
We state our intention to show no lenience or compromise but instead pursue strong legal action and a zero-tolerance policy for behavior that defames Lee Seung Gi’s character and name and causes him psychological stress.
We ask that you send evidence of false news and malicious comments regarding Lee Seung Gi to firstname.lastname@example.org. We ask for the active interest and cooperation of fans in this matter.