Today Lee Seung Gi‘s agency, Hook Entertainment, updated fans on the current status of their legal actions against malicious comments toward the actor in a lengthy post.
Since June 2020, our company has been working with LIWU law firm to operate a ‘clean internet monitoring center’ to erase the defamation, insults, and lies by malicious commenters regarding our artist Lee Seung Gi. Despite a malicious commenter paying a fine of ₩5 million KRW (approximately $4,600 USD) last August, the actions of malicious commenters have continued. This is an obvious crime.
They go on to state that an investigation is currently underway regarding the complaint filed by them back in September. They have also recently submitted an additional criminal complaint to the cyber bureau at the National Police Agency.
They continue to collect, classify, and list malicious posts in order to submit additional complaints. They will additionally be strengthening moderation in February due to the actors K-Drama Mouse premiering then.
In addition, fans who are sending in many questions regarding the malicious commenter criminal complaint process have been curious about the checking of report emails. Regarding this, as a rule, we check and take action the same day we receive a report. However, we ask for your understanding about the fact that there can be a time difference in the checking of emails. LIWU has also responded to say that they will take action more rapidly so that fans are not concerned.
Hopefully, his newest drama, Mouse, releases with no issues.