YouTube channel [탈덕수용소]Sojang has been sued.
It was reported earlier that ATEEZ‘s label KQ Entertainment released a statement on August 17 regarding their lawsuit against a certain YouTuber.
Hello, this is KQ Entertainment.
As of August 16, Our company and our artist ATEEZ have initiated legal proceedings against a YouTuber who recently published a malicious video on their channel on charges of violating the law on promoting the use of information and communication networks, insulting, obstructing business, and breaking copyright laws.
In addition, the YouTuber in question created a video spreading rumors as if they were true and was able to make a profit through it, which we judged to be very malicious. In particular, for deceiving fans supporting ATEEZ, we have decided to take strong legal action.
Hence, we recommend that those who made unfounded claims and malicious posts against our artists delete their posts. There will be no lenience or cooperation as we pursue both civil and criminal liability in these cases in the future. KQ Entertainment will always work to protect our artists’ rights and reputation. Please report any related evidence or documentation to the email address below.
* Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
— KQ Entertainment
It has been reported that the YouTuber being sued is none other than YouTuber Sojang. Sojang is a gossip YouTuber who has drawn the ire of whole fandoms and idol groups for conjuring up false allegations.
The YouTuber has been criticized in the past for starting false rumors about idols. NMIXX‘s Sullyoon, BTS‘s Jungkook and RM, actress Han So Hee, And NCT‘s Jisung are just a few of the celebrities the YouTuber has targeted.
According to reports, the person behind the Sojang YouTube account has been actively writing about rumors since K-Pop’s first generation. Before YouTube, the netizen had been active on online communities, Facebook, and Twitter. According to reports, it is believed that Sojang is a woman in her mid-to-late forties.
This isn’t the first time the YouTuber has been sued. EXO member Xiumin has previously sued her, and BTS’s V had threatened to sue the YouTuber last December.