Apink’s Chorong filed a lawsuit against her childhood friend for blackmailing.
Play M Entertainment issued an official statement on the 1st. According to them, they submitted a complaint against Kim for defaming and blackmailing Apink’s Chorong.
“Recently, Chorong received threatening calls from her childhood friend Kim. Kim threatened to expose the content of her assault and privacy, which is not true. Using Chorong’s fame, she even blackmailed Chorong to retire from the industry,” they added.
The agency stated that the artist willingly responded to Kim’s request for a meeting. However, Chorong is “suffering from severe psychological breakdown” and reached a point where she has no choice but to take legal action.
Play M stated, “We ask for your generous understanding that we have caused you trouble with something unpleasant. Thank you for your support, and we will do our best to protect the rights and interests of our artists.”