Big Hit Music is standing behind their artists making sure they’re protected.
On March 31, Big Hit Music issued a statement via BTS’s Weverse. The agency revealed they have officially filed lawsuits against perpetrators who defame and spread malicious comments or rumors about BTS.
The agency said it pertains to the recent rumors the agency was made aware of by the fandom. Some fans speculate the agency might be referring to the recent YouTube channel that spread malicious rumors about BTS’s V, the same channel V said he will be suing, these speculations have not been proven.
Read their English statement below!
This is BIGHIT MUSIC.
Our company regularly initiates legal proceedings against perpetrators of malicious activities related to BTS, including defamation, personal attacks, sexual harassment, the spread of groundless information, and ill-intentioned criticism. We would like to provide an update on these activities.
We have recently filed multiple criminal complaints using new information provided by fans as well as collected through our monitoring initiatives. We have filed criminal suits after reviewing personal attacks on online channels and online posts containing defamation and would like to provide an update on two specific cases:
We have filed a suit against a perpetrator who has injured our artists’ reputation and spread false information by putting together rumors about BTS with malicious intent for defamation and obstruction of business. Under the Criminal Act, Article 314 (1), a person who committed obstruction of business may face up to five years in prison or be fined up to 15 million won.
We have also sued another perpetrator for defamation after receiving reports about this perpetrator’s posts containing false information about our artists grounded on serious levels of delusion and nonsensical logic not only on social media sites, online communities, DC Inside, YouTube but even on a product review section of a commercial brand website.
BIGHIT regularly collects information on malicious postings regarding BTS, reports them to the authorities and files criminal complaints. We will continue to initiate strict measures to ensure that these malicious acts are not repeated, and our policy of no settlement and no leniency remains in effect.
Reports from our fans are very helpful in responding to such activities. We ask that you make continued use of our hotline ([email protected]) to report any cases of abuse.
We will continue to work to ensure that the rights of our artists are fully protected.
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