BigHit has issued an update on the legal actions taken against the forces involved in defamatory propaganda against its artist, BTS.
According to BigHit, the 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.”
Informing the audience about the latest launched inquiries, the statement read,
“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 [approximately $12,355].
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.”