Lee Young-ae accused of defamation
Actress Lee Young-ae was accused of defamation by a local businessman running a food company, according to local media reports yesterday. The businessman also accused an agency that has a copyright deal with Lee.
The disputes between the businessman and Lee started in 2011 as the food company used a photo of Lee in MBC drama “Dae Jang Geum” for an advertisement.
At the time, Lee said the businessman had never signed a copyright deal on photo use and would consider legal action.
No lawsuit was filed then, but the businessman recently filed a suit against Lee saying that the actress hurt the company’s brand.
Lee’s legal representatives said that the agency had forged Lee’s seal and illegally signed a contract with the food company.
The legal team yesterday said that it will collect necessary evidence and review whether to take legal action against the company or agency.
By Lee Sun-min