The agency of singer-actor Rain (Jung Ji-hoon) was angry at the recent “affair scandal” and warned of legal action.
On the afternoon of Oct 6th, Sublime, Rain’s agency, said on its official Instagram, “We are aware of the rumors circulating about our artist, but we judged that there’s no need for us to address the situation because it is a clear false fact with no value that needs us to respond.”
“However, rumors began to spread rapidly yesterday and today, which led to personal attacks and criticism against our artists as well as their families, making it difficult for us to ignore them any longer,” it said.
The agency stressed that the rumor is not true, saying, “We have inquired with the media source that reported the first news to confirm whether it is about our artist, and we have received a confirmation that the character in their report is not our artist.”
“We will hold anyone who spread the rumor responsible for posting unidentified information as if it were true or writing malicious posts, including defamation under the Information and Communication Network Act, violations of illegal information distribution, and false distribution through transmission between individuals,” it said.
Various online communities have spread false information that Rain has been having an affair with professional golfer A since yesterday. In particular, as A’s real name was revealed, A’s Instagram is flooded with malicious comments.
Earlier, Women’s Sense recently reported that a married top star is dating a young and pretty professional golfer despite having a beautiful wife by his side.
Actor Jo Jung-seok also dismissed the rumor, saying, “We have confirmed that the indiscriminately spreading rumor where our artist has something more than just a simple relationship with a golfer is false,” adding, “It is absurd that such false facts and various speculations are linked to a person who has never met the golfer.”
Rain married actress Kim Tae-hee in 2017 and has two daughters.