A man who sent sexual and hateful messages and videos to A.O.A. Seolhyun was sentenced to prison in the first trial.
On October 23rd, FNC Entertainment reported in a press release that they have sued a man who sent several sexual and disturbing video messages to Seolhyun‘s Instagram last April. The Incheon District Court recently announced that the accused man was sentenced to six months in prison and two years in probation.
In addition, the prosecution indicted a netizen who attacked or spread false information about Seolhyun online. “We will take legal action against all criminal acts that occur online in the future without any good cause,” Seolhyun’s agency said. “We will protect the basic rights of the organization and correct the wrongdoings in the cyber culture.”
Read the agency’s full statement below:
Hello, this is FNC Entertainment.
We have filed a criminal complaint in April against a man who sent sexually disgraceful messages and videos to our artist – A.O.A Seolhyun’s Instagram account. As a result, the Incheon District Court recently sentenced the accused to six months in prison and two years of probation.
In addition, we received a complaint in March regarding the production and dissemination of Seolhyun’s composite photo. The Uijeongbu District Public Prosecutors’ Office and Daejeon District Public Prosecutors’ Office have indicted the two disseminators of the composite picture on charges of legal violations of information communication network promotion and information protection, and are awaiting for court orders.
In addition, whoever posts defamation and personal attacks on Seolhyun or spreads false information and malicious slander will be prosecuted briefly and ordered by the court. Prosecutors are also investigating the rest of the netizens who were sued before.
As we have said many times, we will continue to take strong legal action against all criminal acts committed online without any prior consent. We will also continue to strive to protect the basic rights of our artists and correct the wrongdoings in the cyber culture.