Lee Ji Eun, famously known as IU, is a South Korean actress, record producer, and singer-songwriter. She made her debut as a singer in 2008 at the age of fifteen with her first full-length play “Lost and Found”.
IU is known as her country’s “Little sister”. She is famous for her kind gestures and loving heart but recently some netizens have written malicious comments about her. If a person is loved by a large number of people, there will always be someone who tries to tarnish his image.
Something similar is happening with IU. Some people are writing malicious comments about the singer, but her agency EDAM Entertainment has taken legal action against the person.
The netizen, who was found guilty of writing bad comments and spreading false rumors about the actress, was caught with the evidence and as a result, EDAM Entertainment initiated legal action against the criminal.
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IU’s Agency Released Statement Regarding Taking Legal Action Against Vile Comments.
They also released an official statement on the matter:
“Hello. This is EDAM Entertainment.
First of all, I would like to express my gratitude to the fans who have consistently given their love and support to EDAM Entertainment’s IU, Shin Se Kyung, and WOODZ.
As we mentioned in several previous notices, we often take legal action against the authors of malicious posts such as personal attack, defamation, slander, malicious slander, misinformation, and breach of privacy.
To prevent further damage, we collect and supplement evidence of malicious posts, including previous cases. We also collaborate with a law firm and conduct self-monitoring to develop comprehensive countermeasures to defend rights and interests.
Since last year, we’ve gathered evidence from several anonymous groups, including DC Inside, who sent IU blatantly devastating messages such as misinformation, slander, and personal attack, and filed a lawsuit through law firm Shinwon.
We collected all of these posts and provided more information to the investigating agency, because in the process the criminal repeatedly insulted and abusively acted in the same way.
The perpetrator pleaded guilty to all charges after the investigation and was ultimately fined 3 million won ($2,300) for violating the information protection law (libel and defamation) and promoting the use of information and communication networks. After this decision, in case of repetition of the same crime, we will maintain the zero-tolerance approach and resort to the heaviest legal remedies.
Although it is difficult to disclose the exact procedure and development at the request of the investigating institution, we continue to take legal action.
Information and feedback from fans is very helpful for identifying malicious posts. While we dare not understand the feelings of fans who see indiscriminate criticism and malicious comments directed at their loved ones, EDAM Entertainment will be determined to do our best until the day the bad comments are deleted.
Finally, EDAM Entertainment will use all reasonable means to make IU, Shin Se Kyung, WOODZ and fans hear all the fascinating phrases in the world. Thank you.”