Kim Hieora’s company has introduced that they’ll take sturdy authorized measures in opposition to the media outlet that originally reported allegations in opposition to Kim Hieora.
Following Dispatch’s new report and the company’s formal response to that report on September 10, GRAM Leisure launched a brand new assertion asserting their plan to take authorized motion as follows:
Good day, that is GRAM Leisure.
We apologize for inflicting concern to many individuals as a result of controversy associated to our actress Kim Hieora. We wish to apologize to the many individuals who’ve been disillusioned and harmed by this incident.
In the present day, we specific our remorse relating to a media outlet that coated the informant’s one-sided claims about Kim Hieora as in the event that they had been confirmed details, and we determined to take authorized motion as we can not condone the present scenario which is damaging the fame of the company’s actress and inflicting struggling to unrelated people.
We disclose the acts dedicated by the media outlet in the midst of reporting as follows, and we intend to take sturdy authorized motion in opposition to groundless claims and people who unilaterally declare such sooner or later.
As soon as once more, we specific our intent to take sturdy authorized motion for malicious acts in opposition to our actress, and we’ll do our greatest to guard our artist.
Beneath are our place and sequence of processes relating to the media outlet that first coated and reported the suspicions about Kim Hieora.
1. The media outlet that made the primary report not solely maliciously edited the informant’s phrases opposite to the details but in addition tried to rationalize the legitimacy of their report by conveying that they had been thoughtful of the company and the artist [by holding the report until the actress’s on-air drama ended], including the nuance of disgrace.
For instance, the writing within the unique article on September 9 the place it mentions, “September 8, 2023, Kim Hieora known as H,” and “Kim Hieora launched an announcement. H is the proof of faculty violence. Thus on September 8, she known as H urgently,” is clearly reporting that distorts the details.
After the discharge of our company’s assertion, H despatched a textual content message to Kim Hieora first, expressing their want for a telephone name, however they had been unable to come up with one another with the preliminary telephone name, so it was Kim Hieora who despatched the decision afterwards. H even put strain on Kim Hieora by itemizing groundless claims for the aim of reporting it to the media outlet, and Kim Hieora, who made the decision with a sense of guilt for not having stood up for her buddy through the scenario that H was speaking about, realized solely later that the decision was maliciously meant.
2. On Could 17, the media outlet cajoled and coerced Kim Hieora, who visited the media outlet alone with out being accompanied by somebody from the company to elucidate the accusations, by saying, “When you admit it, we’ll regulate the extent of the article’s severity. Then it will likely be like Kim OO’s case so it is possible for you to to return [to the screen].”
For instance, they repeatedly requested the identical query to Kim Hieora who claimed that she by no means smoked, urging her to reply with a unique reply by saying, “There are such a lot of informants who mentioned they noticed you smoking.” Kim Hieora was claiming her innocence, they usually pressured her by saying, “We will skip that since it isn’t vital,” and opposite to their declare that they printed verifiable content material solely, they included the informants’ claims of their unique report and craftily talked about the accusations of [making others run errands for] cigarettes for her, inducing the general public to misconceive.
3. The media outlet claimed that their protection had already been accomplished in Could and that that they had delayed publishing the article out of consideration for Kim Hieora, whose drama was about to premiere. Nevertheless, though the preliminary informants and Kim Hieora cleared up their misunderstandings and relayed this data to the media outlet, they reported the suspicions anyway.
On this course of, what we belatedly came upon is that after the media outlet knowledgeable our company of the scenario that the report [about Kim Hieora] was acquired, the outlet secretly met with the informants and picked up proof for reporting previous to arranging a gathering [with our agency]. When the informants acknowledged that there was a misunderstanding and tried to vary their minds, the media outlet clearly talked about to them, “In that case, the report can’t be printed.” Even afterwards, the outlet deceived us with lies and deceitful acts resembling implying that there have been no calls from the informants or that that they had not met them.
The rights of many people are being violated as a result of current allegations in opposition to Kim Hieora. As a result of fallacy of hasty generalization that even a small battle means bullying and college violence and the [strict] requirements held for celebrities, even irrelevant individuals are changing into victims of being suspected of bullying simply because they had been members of a [school] group. We sincerely hope that there shall be no extra victims as a consequence of indiscriminate stories.
We’ll discern the reality of this incident legally till the top, and we’ll reveal all the things together with what is correct and mistaken in what the media calls proof and misunderstandings with the informants at court docket.
We apologize as soon as once more for inflicting concern to many individuals as a consequence of this disagreeable incident.
Beforehand on September 6, Dispatch launched a prolonged report relating to accusations of Kim Hieora being a member of what was allegedly an iljin (faculty bullying) group known as Large Sangji at Sangji Women’ Center College. In response to the report, GRAM Leisure firmly denied Kim Hieora’s participation in iljin associated actions and college violence.
On September 9, Dispatch printed a prolonged new three-part report about Kim Hieora, together with a transcript of a telephone name between the actress and an alleged sufferer. Later that day, Kim Hieora’s company responded to their allegations with a brand new assertion of its personal.