‘Idol School’ fans to file a lawsuitFans of Mnet’s 2017 audition program “Idol School” declared on Monday that they will be suing the show’s producers under suspicions that they fabricated the competition’s final results.
“Idol School” was an all-female audition program that featured 41 trainees. The final nine members were chosen to debut as the girl group fromis_9.
“Although it’s been two years since the program has ended, we’ve formed a commission and plan to seek legal help to rectify any false information with the truth,” wrote a netizen who introduced themselves as the representative of the “Truth Commission of Idol School” on the internet forum DC Inside. “We can’t confirm anything for sure yet, but if there really is someone fabricating voting results behind a curtain, we will try to bring forward specific evidence in order to prevent future disputes or victims.”
The statement went on to say that their commission was formed largely in part because of the “Truth Commission for the Produce X 101,” which pursued a lawsuit against Mnet producers for fabrications of fan votes for the audition program “Produce X 101.”
After undergoing police questioning with their attorney on Friday, representatives from the “Truth Commission for the Produce X 101” announced that police had found evidence that producers of “Idol School” also faked their voting results as well.
Fans of the show have raised doubts about the final results of the program since 2017, but their claims have never been addressed by producers of the show or the network.
In the lawsuit, the group will be questioning the program’s omission of parts of the live broadcast when the final winners were announced, statistical fluctuations in the online voting system and changes in the process of eliminating contestants that weren’t initially revealed to the public before.
By Lee Jae-lim