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JYJ has decided to re-file a lawsuit against media outlet "D" for 100 million won, due to the publication of alleged abuse towards sasaeng fans by the group members.
In March of this year, the media outlet had reported that the members of JYJ had physically and verbally assaulted a group of obsessed fanatics that had been following them around constantly.
A lawyer representing JYJ stated, "The outlet released illegally recorded voice files under real names without checking if the claims were true or not. It is a clear libel and an invasion of their privacy."
On August 1st the case was re-filed and their lawyer explained, "The group has been in litigation with the outlet for the past three months. But after we discussed it, we decided to cancel the claim because it’s more of a civil case. As a result we will re-file the case as a civil suit
Group JYJ recently sued a media outlet who stirred controversy over their obsessed fans seeking a hundred million won in combined damages.
On August 2, according to the judicial world, JYJ sued the D media outlet, who said that the group had assaulted their fans, on August 1 and were seeking a hundred million won in combined damages.
A lawyer for JYJ says, “The outlet released illegally recorded voice files under real names without checking if the claims were true or not. It is a clear libel and an invasion of their privacy.
“The group has been in litigation with the outlet for the past three months. But after we discussed it, we decided to cancel the claim because it’s more of a civil case. As a result we will re-file the case as a civil suit.”
In March, the outlet reported on the group saying that they assaulted their fans and swore at them
JYJ’s agency said yesterday that it will take legal action against a media outlet that ran stories and leaked audio recordings of band members assaulting fans.
CJeS Entertainment said in a release that it plans to sue the news outlet, which it said published another article yesterday. It describes the article as a “Malicious and sensational article that no one wants to read, geared towards producing negative press for the band.”
The agency said that “The article published today, containing additional sound files, is one of the many continued slanderous attacks against the band. Since we can’t compromise, we have no other option but to sue.” The article is no longer available on the Internet.
The agency’s lawyer said via the release, “It is a crime to upload a recording of an individual and publish it with their name, without their permission
A spokesperson for group JYJ announced that they will sue a media outlet who released additional voice files regarding their ‘sasaeng fans.’
A media outlet reported, “The assailant Kim Jae Joong became a victim when media outlets covered their outbursts after certain incidents. His act of violence and violent language are interpreted as self-defense. What is worse is people think that the ‘sasaeng fans’ are not fans so they can be assaulted.”
“Obsessive love from ‘sasaeng fans’ should be blamed. They have to control themselves and reflect on their conduct. But an assailant is not allowed to turn into a victim. Even though they have been hurting a lot of stars, that doesn’t mean they can be violent.”
JYJ’s agency, C-JeS Entertainment, announced, “Regarding the release of additional voice files of JYJ, we think that the articles are just malicious with the intent to harm the group members, not to give information to the public
Earlier this month, local news outlet “Dispatch” turned the Korean entertainment industry upside down by releasing an audio file of JYJ members physically and verbally abusing fans. Earlier today, “Dispatch” released another audio file (below) involving the members of JYJ assaulting their “sasaeng” fans.
On March 20, C-Jes Entertainment officially announced its plans to sue “Dispatch” for defamation. According to a representative of C-Jes Entertainment, “‘Dispatch’ published these malicious articles specifically to hurt the members of JYJ. We have decided to take legal actions because we could no longer sit and watch these defamatory articles.” The rep added, “We have already prepared the documentations needed to sue for libel and will submit it to the court sometime today
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JYJ has apologized following the leak of an audio recording this week of the boy band physically and verbally assaulting its fans in 2009. At a press conference on Thursday, members tried to explain that the nonstop attention they receive can be overwhelming, and they focused on experiences when fans acted inappropriately.
“To be watched by someone at all times and to be followed everywhere, it’s like living in a prison without bars,” the group said.
Member Park Yu-chun recounted several incidents, including one in which a female fan broke into his home and attempted to kiss him while he was sleeping.
“These fans are not your average fans. They will find out our private details, record phone conversations to upload them online, place tracking devices on our cars in order to follow us around all day,” he said
Recently, a video of JYJ’s Yoochun getting slapped by a sasaeng fan was uploaded to various online communities, garnering interest. In the video, Yoochun was trying to get past a horde of fans outside his hair salon, when one sasaeng fan slapped him on the face. Yoochun delicately touches the part of his cheek that was slapped and glares at the fan before moving on. Other fans in the area also seemed surprise at the sasaeng fan’s unexpected assault.
According to the comments on the post, the sasaeng fan hit Yoochun because she figured “he would remember her because she slapped him.”
Netizens commented, “Why did you slap him? He must have been surprised at the unexpected and sudden attack,” “This is absurd,” “Can you really call yourself a fan when you harm that celebrity?” and more
So I think it’s time we had a little chat about this Yoochun thing, yeah?
Several days ago, a video of DBSK/JYJ‘s Yoochun hitting a fan surfaced on the internet and began circulating amongst international K-pop fandom. The video appears to have been taken in 2009, but was kept under wraps by Korean fans due to its controversial nature as well as its ties to sasaeng fan culture. Little information has been released about this incident, apart from several photos and videos that, while grainy and unclear, are nonetheless relatively damning.
Like any other instance of K-pop Idols Gone Wild, the fan reaction to the incident has been fairly polarized, and predictably so. Many believe that the person in the video is indeed Park Yoochun of DBSK fame, and that he ought to be held accountable for his actions