An replace has been made relating to former I.O.I member Kim Sohye and the bullying allegations made in opposition to her earlier this yr. On July 26, her company S&P Entertainment launched an announcement in regards to the rumors and the present standing on the state of affairs.
S&P Entertainment acknowledged that following Kim Sohye’s debut, an nameless netizen started creating “malicious rumors alleging that they were a victim of school violence.” As the allegations started to unfold on-line, S&P Entertainment declared that they’d be taking authorized motion in opposition to those that unfold baseless rumors. In their most up-to-date replace, the company shared that following an investigation, “the netizen responsible for spreading the rumors has been identified.”
Kim Sohye’s label continued by sharing that the particular person liable for posting the false rumor on-line admitted that they uploaded it “out of curiosity without checking the facts. When the police investigation revealed that the rumors were indeed false, the netizen appealed for leniency while submitting an apology letter.”
The label’s assertion continued by revealing that the nameless netizen not solely uploaded the rumors with out confirming the info, however that they have been as a substitute one of many “school violence perpetrators that Kim Sohye fell victim to back when they attended middle school together.”
S&P Entertainment concluded their assertion by sharing that the netizen accountable “admitted to their wrongdoing, while also admitting that they posted out of jealousy when they were young. They submitted a handwritten apology sharing their repentance and regret.”
Back in February 2021, dozens of South Korea’s prime stars started getting accused of being alleged bullies by nameless netizens on-line. Actors, idols and different outstanding figures began to obtain immense backlash from the general public as a result of college violence rumors and amongst the handfuls was none apart from Kim Sohye.
And whereas the idol-turned-actress denied the allegations on the time of the prevalence, she has since remained out of the highlight as a result of ongoing criticisms.
You can learn S&P Entertainment’s full assertion down beneath.
Following Kim Sohye’s debut, an nameless netizen started writing malicious rumors on-line about their alleged experiences as a sufferer of college violence. In the course of our authorized motion, we have been capable of establish the particular person liable for the rumors. The particular person accountable admitted that they didn’t truth test the rumors and that they uploaded the allegations out of curiosity. When the police investigation concluded that the content material was certainly false, the particular person accountable appealed for leniency and submitted an apology letter.
It was by this police investigation that we have been capable of establish the particular person liable for the malicious rumors. The suspect went to the police station the place they admitted that the net posts have been false. It was moreover revealed that the suspect, who claimed to be a sufferer of bullying, was somewhat one among Kim Sohye’s college violence perpetrators again after they attended center college collectively.
The suspect admitted to their wrongdoing, whereas additionally admitting that they posted out of jealousy after they have been younger. They submitted a handwritten apology sharing their repentance and remorse.
In a separate case from the one detailed above, when she [Kim Sohye] was in center college, she had a quarrel over a misunderstanding with a special scholar. While this incident led to the opening of a college violence committee, she met with the scholar to apologize to them. They have been capable of resolve their misunderstandings with each other after having a dialog.
While the scholar above was not liable for writing the malicious rumors, we sincerely apologize for the harm and discomfort they acquired by being involuntarily introduced up by this current incident.
She [Kim Sohye] will look again and mirror on her actions from when she was youthful. She will work even more durable to point out an improved model of herself as an grownup.
We will proceed to take authorized motion with out leniency in opposition to malicious posts that unfold baseless rumors, slander, or sexual harassment in the direction of our actress.
— S&P Entertainment