Big Hit Entertainment has shared an update on the legal action they have been taking on behalf of BTS, and it reads as follows:
Hello, this is Big Hit Entertainment.
Our agency is regularly taking legal action against malicious slander, the spread of false rumors, personal attacks, and defamation regarding BTS. We would like to notify you with updates.
As we stated in November 2018 and August 2019, we have submitted evidence collected through fan submissions and our own monitoring to the relevant investigative agency, which has confirmed the identities of the majority of people who have created malicious posts. As a result, the majority of those suspects have undergone or are awaiting investigation, and some have been sentenced with fines. Although it is difficult for us to reveal the details or process of the investigation at the request of the investigative agency, we wish to notify you that punishments are being given to those involved.
Also, we have filed new complaints on new malicious posts we have collected evidence on in the second half of this year according to our internal legal procedures, and investigations have recently begun on those matters.
Such legal actions against malicious posts are being handled by our agency’s legal team. As the rule is that when a charge is filed by a third party, the artist must appear at the police station and be questioned, many difficulties may occur, especially with our artists’ busy schedules. Therefore, we wish to state that it will be difficult for our agency to provide cooperation and support for charges filed by third parties, whether it be through individuals or organizations.
We will continue to take regular legal action according to submissions from fans and our own monitoring. From next year, we will be increasing the frequency of when we file complaints to take stronger measures to protect our artists. We ask for your continued submissions to Big Hit’s legal account.
As always, there will be no compromises or settlements in the legal process we undergo. We will continue to work for the protection of our artists. Thank you.