IU’s Agency EDAM Entertainment Gives Update On Legal Action Against Malicious Comments

They will continue to monitor malicious comments.

On March 24, IU‘s agency, EDAM Entertainment updated their official Twitter account with an announcement regarding legal action against malicious comments.

They announced that the perpetrators would be receiving punishment for their acts without any leniency. “Based off the complaint filed in October 2019, the perpetrators violated Article 311 of the Criminal Act and received the punishment for less than one year of prison or a fine not exceeding 200 million won. The other perpetrators will also be facing punishment.”

They also revealed that they would be starting a second round of complaints with the same legal measures as before. “Due to this, we have started our investigation for the second round of complaints and will adhere to the same legal action without mercy just like in the first round. We hope that you understand that we will not be able to expose details of this case until we are finished with the investigation.”

They hope that fans will continue to contribute to sending in information about malicious comments on online communities and social media. “We would also like to thank fans who sent in information from private and closed online communities as they have helped in the process of our continuous monitoring.”

Read the full statement below:

Hello this is EDAM Entertainment.

After monitoring various social media and online communities, we previously announced that we would take legal action without mercy against those who spread malicious comments including sexual harassment, defamation, invasion of privacy, and attacks about IU.

Based off the complaint filed in October 2019, the perpetrators violated Article 311 of the Criminal Act and received the punishment for less than one year of prison or a fine not exceeding 200 million won. The other perpetrators will also be facing punishment.

Following the investigation results, they were found posting various malicious comments about our artist.

Due to this, we have started our investigation for the second round of complaints and will adhere to the same legal action without mercy just like in the first round. We hope that you understand that we will not be able to expose details of this case until we are finished with the investigation.

We are still monitoring all the malicious comments along with the help from fans and our own data as well.

We would also like to thank fans who sent in information from private and closed online communities as they have helped in the process of our continuous monitoring.

We will continue to investigate and take legal actions and we ask for your cooperation during this time.

We understand how hard it must be to read malicious comments about an artist that you love. We will continue to read every email and information to make sure we catch all those who are responsible for these malicious actions.

We will also be taking measures including criminal and civil lawsuits as well as claims for habitual insults that are directed towards IU and her fans. We here at EDAM Entertainment will continue to work hard to make sure that our artist and all her fans will have a safe and happy 2020. We will continue to keep our ears open to all the precious fans. We ask for your cooperation. Thank you.

 

Fans hope that all perpetrators will be caught and punished accordingly. The artists and the fans are always of utmost priority in these types of circumstances and we hope that everyone can help during these investigations.

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