Actors Choi Soo Jong and Ha Hee Ra announced a legal response to fake news such as divorce rumors.
On February 22nd, Choi Soo Jong and Ha Hee Ra’s agency, Ascendio, told Xports News, “We will take strong legal action in relation to fake news.”
Recently, fake news such as Choi Soo Jong and Ha Hee Ra divorced after 18 years and that they will appear in divorce court next week are being mass-produced online.
In addition, an interview with KBS was included, adding to the ridiculous specific situation that the couple made a deficit of 5 billion won in six years.
This is fake news that has not been confirmed, and there is no interview that was released through KBS. There are people who believe that fake news is true by adding specific situations and creating plausible fake news.
The fake news released through YouTube, etc., is treated as a one-person broadcast, not the media, and cannot be punished under the current law. However, if individual actions are taken, it can be punished as cyber defamation. In addition to being harmed by fake news, the reality of having to directly explain it and take legal action is regrettable.
Choi Soo Jong and Ha Hee Ra got married in 1993 and have one son and one daughter.
The following is Ascendio’s official statement.