On 29th, Big Hit Music issued an official statement on their social media channels. They said, ” We will take legal action against malicious, defamatory comments with verbal assaults, sexual harassments, false information, and malicious slander of BTS on a regular basis.”
And they added, “We have taken legal measures for defamation (Article 70 of the Act on Promotion of Information and Communication Network Utilization and Information Protection, etc.) and verbal assault (Article 311 of the Criminal Act) against perpetrators who repeatedly posted or shared hostile comments that went beyond the socially acceptable speech on online communities, blogs, and social media.”
They stated, “Regarding the closed cases, we filed civil lawsuits for the further damages,” and emphasized, “Even though it will take some time, we would like to clarify that any malicious online postings will result in legal action. And as we have already noted, we will continue to maintain a strict policy of no settlement and leniency in prosecuting any violation of artist rights in the future.”
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