BTS’s agency threatens maligners with the law
BTS's agency is filing criminal complaints against online commenters who say bad or sexually suggestive things about the boy band.
"For commenters who frequently change their online nicknames, we monitor them in real time and track their accounts in order to collect what they have been writing and will file complaints," said Big Hit Music Wednesday.
According to Big Hit, some of the netizens have previously been taken to court, but continued posting malicious comments.
The agency added that a court recently convicted some netizens for defamation, who were ordered in subsequent civil lawsuits to pay a total of 9,000,000 won ($7,600) in reparations.
"We are taking every legal action possible against those who groundlessly slander the character of our artists or spread malicious rumors, especially against those that offend repeatedly," Big Hit Music said.
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