Starship Entertainment has released a strong statement regarding malicious comments against their artists.
On 22 September, the company put out a notice threatening malicious commenters with legal actions. Additionally, they also mentioned an update regarding the legal actions they have already taken to protect their artists.
Starship Entertainment uploaded their full statement in Korean on their official Twitter account with the caption,
“Information on legal action for infringement of rights of artists belonging to Starship Entertainment
Report email: [email protected]”
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Read the full statement translated in English below:
Hello, this is Starship Entertainment.
We are informing you that we will take strong legal action against damaging comments, spreading of false stories, personal attacks, defamation of character, and malicious comments that are being spread online and on social media about our artists.
We are currently in the process of suing chronic offenders who have regularly posted malicious comments, and the prosecution has demanded a six-month sentence, employment restrictions, and registration on the official sex offenders website. Right now, we are waiting for the final sentence.
We plan to continuously take all legal measures possible against any future defamation of our artists or additional cases of damage, without any settlements.
Additionally, we will be working together with ChildFund Korea, which was established to prevent cyberbullying and to help heal victims, in order to actively spread a culture of non-violence.
As the reports and evidence that fans have been sending us have been a big help in our legal preparations and responses, we request that you continue to send us reports about these matters.
Starship Entertainment is home to some big Kpop acts including IVE, Monsta X, WJSN, Wonho, Sistar and Cravity among others.
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