NewJeans’ CEO Min Hee Jin Reportedly Sues Malicious Commenters En Masse — Netizen Uploads Proof

“This is the first time that I’m experiencing something like this…”

NewJeans‘ CEO Min Hee Jin reportedly has sued netizens from a popular online community for allegedly writing malicious comments.

Min Hee Jin | Joong Ang Ilbo

On January 31, a netizen’s post went viral. In the post titled, “Wow… The Police Just Called Me, MHJ (romanized) Sued A Large Number Of Theqoo Comments,” a netizen reveals that they had been summoned by the police.

(The police) asked me to come in. This is the first time that I’m experiencing something like this. I didn’t curse, and I deleted my comment right away. I heard (she) sued a large number of commenters on Theqoo. Has anyone else been contacted who commented on the HYB MHJ (romanized) post?

— Netizen

The netizen then posted a message she received from the police. In the message the police reveal the message is in regard to a comment the netizen posted on Theqoo. In the message, the police ask for the netizen to contact them.

| theqoo

This is Cyber Crime Investigations Team, Senior Officer (Name redacted). I am contacting you because of a lawsuit we received regarding a comment you wrote on Theqoo, so after reading this message, please call me at this number.

— Police

Netizens reacted to the post, with many criticizing the netizen being sued.

  • “I’m sure they deleted their post because they knew it might be problematic.”
  • “Do you get sued if you just say you don’t like someone?”
  • “There were seriously so many comments that crossed the line. I hope they all get sued. I bet the malicious commenters are so anxious right now.”
  • “I’m sure the comment was severe even without cursing.”
  • “Why are you writing comments that will get you sued? LOL.”
  • “(To) the agency of my bias, ‘Get to work, let’s sue them.'”
  • “So they read the comments on Theqoo, huh? Hello.”
  • “Wow, that’s really refreshing to hear.”

In Korea, defamation or libel, both in person and online, is punishable by law. Those who commit the crime are punishable by up to two years in jail or a fine of up to ₩5.00 million KRW (about $4,050 USD).


Source: theqoo