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Person A, who claimed to have been bullied by the group Apink leader Park Chorong while in school, was sent to the prosecution on charges of intimidation based on false facts.
On the 22nd, Park Chorong’s legal representative, Taerim Law Firm, said, “As a result of the police investigation, the informant was found guilty of threatening based on false facts and was sent to the prosecution as an opinion for indictment.”
In the beginning of March 2021, taking the opportunity that the entertainment industry was exposed to suspicion of school violence, Mr. A sent a tip email containing false facts to a number of reporters from the entertainment and social departments, saying that it was ‘Park Chorong’s private life’. He is accused of notifying Chorong of this fact and encouraging him to retire from the entertainment industry.
Taerim’s side said, “On behalf of the client (Chorong Park), we issued a proof of content, but the informant did not stop reporting false information.
The police continued, “Over the course of seven months, the police have clearly and unequivocally investigated the whole story of this case through multifaceted investigations, such as verifying the statements of the client and the informant, as well as the acquaintances who witnessed the scene at the time, and the acquaintances who knew the relationship between the client and the informant. “As a result, the police threatened the client with false facts, such as the informant’s maliciously edited transcript or photos of content irrelevant to the content under the name of school violence, which was a social issue at the time. We decided that the allegations were accepted, and the case was forwarded to the prosecution with the opinion of indictment.”
However, it was not clear whether Park Cho-rong had school violence in high school, as claimed by Mr. A. The police conducted a multifaceted investigation, including statements of Park Chorong, Mr. A, and each of his acquaintances.
Taerim’s side said, “We plan to do our best until the investigation by the investigative agency is completely closed and the substantive truth is revealed.”
In the future, we earnestly ask that you refrain from reporting false, exaggerated, or speculative reports based on unconfirmed content until the investigation by the investigative agency is closed so that the essence of this case will not be damaged in the future. Strict legal action will be taken if content based on one-sided claims that are different from the facts is posted and disseminated through various communities and social media platforms.”
A claimed through a number of media outlets earlier this year, “I was victimized by Park Chorong in the past, and I asked for an apology, but what came back was a complaint from the agency.”
Person A said, “I asked for an apology through an Instagram direct message, but rather, I received a police investigation for ‘false defamation’ and ‘attempted coercion’,” he said.
In response, Park Chorong’s side said, “Corong A continued his reckless behavior, such as continuously overturning the relationship, abruptly canceling the meeting, and recording the conversation containing Park Chorong’s sincere apology and reporting it to the media along with false facts. went out,” he replied.
Here is the full text
This is Taerim Law Firm, the legal representative of Apink Park Chorong.
We are here to inform you about the results of the police investigation in relation to the accusation against Cho-rong Park (hereafter referred to as the “client”).
As a result of the investigation, we would like to inform you that the allegation that the informant made threats based on false facts was recognized and sent to the prosecution with an opinion of indictment.
The allegation informant sent a large-scale report email containing false facts about the client’s private life to a number of entertainment and social department reporters in the beginning of March 2021, in the wake of the pouring revelations of school violence in the entertainment industry. Notifying the client of this fact, he encouraged him to retire from the entertainment industry.
Accordingly, this law firm issued a certificate of content requesting restraint on behalf of the client, but the informant did not stop reporting false information, and eventually sued the informant at the Gangnam Police Station in Seoul on April 1, 2021.
The police wanted to reveal the whole story of this case clearly and clearly through various investigations, such as verifying the statements of the client and the informant, as well as the acquaintances who witnessed the scene at the time, and acquaintances who knew the relationship between the client and the informant over 7 months. I tried.
As a result, the police judged that the allegation of intimidating the client with false facts, such as maliciously edited transcripts or photos of content irrelevant to the content, was acknowledged by the informant under the pretext of school violence, which was a social issue at the time. , has forwarded this case to the prosecution with an opinion of indictment.
At the same time, the informant’s allegation of assault in high school was investigated in various ways, including statements from the client, the informant, and each acquaintance, but it was judged that it was difficult to confirm whether the matter actually existed due to conflicting statements.
The law firm will do its best until the investigation by the investigative agency is completely closed and the substantive truth is revealed in this regard.
The law firm hopes that the hearts of clients and fans who have suffered extreme psychological pain due to false, exaggerated, and speculative reports and accusations based on unconfirmed false facts can be relieved to some extent as a result of the above police investigation. I hope
We earnestly ask you to refrain from reporting false, exaggerated, or speculative reports based on unconfirmed content until the investigation by the investigative agency is closed so that the essence of this case will not be damaged in the future. In addition, we inform you that strict legal action will be taken when posting and distributing content based on unilateral claims that are different from the facts through various communities and SNS.
Kim So-yeon, reporter at Hankyung.com [email protected]