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Source Music pursues legal action against Le Sserafim’s online haters

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Le Sserafim’s agency Source Music is pursuing legal action against online malicious posts and comments about the girl group, the agency said Friday.

“We have collected evidence based on tips from fans and are utilizing all available means, including multiple experts from domestic and international law firms,” Source Music, a subsidiary of HYBE, said.

“A substantial amount of posts and comments has been compiled, leading to filing complaints with investigative authorities for offenses such as insult, defamation under the Information and Communications Network Act and the use of communication media for sexual harassment under the Sexual Violence Punishment Act,” said the agency. “We are still gathering more evidence.”

Girl group Le Sserafim [SOURCE MUSIC]

The legal actions of Source Music target malicious slander, false information, personal attacks, derogatory terms, mockery and crude comments.

“Investigations into those who posted malicious content have been ongoing for an extended period,” said the agency. “Numerous defendants have been criminally convicted, receiving fines up to 2 million won ($1,460) for their offenses.”

Girl group Le Sserafim [SOURCE MUSIC]
Girl group Le Sserafim [SOURCE MUSIC]

“Despite the time it may take, we remain committed to eradicating illegal activities against our artists. We will continue to take firm action without leniency against any cases of rights violations,” said the agency.

Le Sserafim’s agency announced plans to intensify legal measures against malicious posts in late April, saying it will “continue to strive to protect the rights and interests of our artists.”

The comment sections of Le Sserafim’s official Instagram and YouTube videos are disabled as of 5:19 p.m. on Friday. All of the comments sections on individual members’ Instagram accounts are disabled as well.

To find out more about Le Sserafim, visit Celeb Confirmed!

BY KIM MIN-YOUNG [kim.minyoung5@joongang.co.kr]