JYP Entertainment has announced that it has taken legal action against a “malicious” and defamatory post about 2PM singer/actor Lee Junho.
On August 24, the South Korean record company released a statement through Korean media outlet OSEN, responding to the widespread “character vilification” against Junho and announcing its strict measures against perpetrators, including “strong legal action “, according to Soompi’s translation. JYP Entertainment did not detail the posts and statements that are the subject of the criminal complaint it claims to have been filed.
“We have already announced in the past that spreading false rumors and malicious posts about our artist would be subject to strong legal action,” the statement said. “However, we have confirmed that these acts of serious defamation, including spreading falsehoods and rumors about our artist, have continued, and the false rumors have recently worsened.”
JYP Entertainment also said it realized the seriousness of the matter through the company’s “strict supervision” processes and “detailed review of reports submitted by fans.” The label says it has gathered evidence and filed a criminal complaint: “We are currently discussing plans to take stronger legal action with multiple law firms,” it said.
“This is a reminder that we will take all available legal action against the original author and creator of false and unfounded rumors, as well as those who spread them. As has happened until now, there will be no mercy under any conditions, ” he followed. the company.
Elsewhere in the statement, JYP Entertainment also noted that “people often get in too much contact with the artist or interfere with the artist’s travel.” [Junho] at the airport when you leave or arrive for your scheduled activities.” The company has discouraged this type of behavior, explaining that it poses a “security threat [de Junho]” and causes “inconvenience and damage to all other passengers in the airport.”
“Going forward, JYP Entertainment will continue to work harder to protect the safety and rights of our artists as their agency,” the label concluded. “Therefore, any action that harms our artists will be subject to a series of legal actions, and we promise to respond firmly to such actions.”
Last year, 2PM made a comeback after five years with their 7th studio album ‘Must’. They followed a few months later with the Japanese EP ‘With Me Again’.
In 2021, Junho acted in the drama The Red Sleeve, a role that won him the best actor award at the Baeksang Arts Awards in South Korea. Earlier this month, he held two concerts in Seoul and two more in Tokyo.