6 Korean Actors Who Take Legal Action Against Spreaders of False Rumors

Explore how 6 Korean actors combat false rumors, taking legal action to protect their reputation. Learn about their cases and agency responses.
6 Korean Actors Who Take Legal Action Against Spreaders Of False Rumors

1. Yoo Yeon Seok

6 Korean Actors Who Take Legal Action Against Spreaders Of False RumorsYoo Yeon Seok (instagram.com/yoo_yeonseok)

In 2023, someone from an anonymous account claimed that Yoo Yeon Seok’s father worked as a security guard at his apartment. Around 6 or 7 years ago, his father supposedly heard insulting comments from Yoo Yeon Seok and his friends. This accusation led Yoo Yeon Seok’s agency to respond. They clarified that the rumors were entirely false and harmed the artist’s reputation. Furthermore, they explained that Yoo Yeon Seok regularly greets security staff during holidays, sharing gifts with them. So, the agency hired a lawyer and prepared to take legal action.

2. Ryu Jun Yeol

6 Korean Actors Who Take Legal Action Against Spreaders Of False RumorsRyu Jun Yeol (instagram.com/ryusdb)

In 2017, Ryu Jun Yeol was accused of being part of an online community called Ilbe. This community has anonymous users who often create unpleasant content. C-JeS Entertainment also took legal action against those who spread rumors and false claims about the actor. Even though the alleged post was deleted, the rumors spread rapidly. Therefore, the agency reported the IP address of the user who tried to register on the Ilbe site using Ryu Jun Yeol’s identity to the police. The agency will also report all those who participated in defaming the actor.

3. Lee Jae Wook

6 Korean Actors Who Take Legal Action Against Spreaders Of False RumorsLee Jae Wook (instagram.com/jxxvvxxk)

After it was revealed that Lee Jae Wook was dating Karina from aespa last February, he received various malicious comments from netizens. C-JeS Studio emphasized that they would take firm legal action against those responsible. The agency constantly monitors online activities to identify the perpetrators. Fans can also report perpetrators via the agency’s official email. The agency considers slander a serious violation of Lee Jae Wook’s personal rights.

4. Kim Soo Hyun

6 Korean Actors Who Take Legal Action Against Spreaders Of False RumorsKim Soo Hyun (instagram.com/soohyun_k216)

Last March, Kim Sae Ron uploaded a photo with Kim Soo Hyun on Instagram Stories, leading to public speculation about their relationship. Gold Medalist immediately denied any romantic involvement between the two. The agency clarified that the photos were taken when Kim Soo Hyun and Kim Sae Ron were in the same agency and didn’t understand the intention behind Kim Sae Ron’s upload. Nevertheless, they promised to take legal action against those who defamed Kim Soo Hyun or posted damaging content.

5. Ji Soo

6 Korean Actors Who Take Legal Action Against Spreaders Of False RumorsJi Soo (instagram.com/actor_jisoo)

Ji Soo admitted to bullying behavior during middle school in 2021. However, some people exaggerated the news, accusing Ji Soo of sexual violence. Ji Soo’s law firm stated that several claims about their client’s past were untrue. Ji Soo, reflecting on past mistakes, was disturbed by the slander from netizens. He filed criminal charges for defamation and spreading false information against the perpetrators.

6. Lee Je Hoon

6 Korean Actors Who Take Legal Action Against Spreaders Of False RumorsLee Je Hoon (instagram.com/leejehoon_official)

In 2022, a netizen claimed in an online community that Lee Je Hoon was preparing for his wedding. Company On denied this and stated they would take legal action against false information about the actor’s personal life to protect his well-being. The actor didn’t want his reputation tarnished by baseless rumors. The agency swiftly took action against the rumor spreaders to safeguard their good reputation.

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