BTS’ agency BIGHIT MUSIC shared an update on Weverse on Wednesday, March 29, to let the public know about the status of their legal actions against those who threaten the security and violate the safety of the boy band’s members.
According to the agency, they already submitted several complaints to investigators with information and evidence they gathered through self-monitoring and fans’ contributions.
Some of the complaints that the agency submitted include cases of personal attacks, defamation, sexual harassment, baseless criticism, and the spread of malicious information.
Read BIGHIT MUSIC’s official statement below.
This is BIGHIT MUSIC.
Our company regularly initiates legal proceedings against perpetrators of malicious activities related to BTS, including defamation, personal attacks, sexual harassment, the spread of groundless information, and ill-intentioned criticism. We would like to provide an update on these activities.
We have recently filed additional criminal complaints against postings with personal attacks and defamation using new information provided by fans as well as collected through our monitoring initiatives.
The act of personally attacking individual artists by spreading false information on a certain website is becoming increasingly severe. We are fully aware of the evolving nature of such malicious postings, which may be skillfully created with the intention to evade the law. However, despite how well-crafted these postings may be, we are taking strict measures to address this issue by applying appropriate legal articles to each type of posting, ensuring that perpetrators are held accountable.
In the case of individuals who continue to engage in such behavior, showing no signs of regret despite being investigated for numerous malicious postings in the past, we have filed additional criminal complaints against them. We have collected evidence of their recent postings and will pursue justice through legal channels.
BIGHIT MUSIC regularly collects information on malicious postings regarding BTS, reports them to the authorities, and files criminal complaints. We would like to stress that we will continue to initiate strict measures to ensure that these illegal behaviors toward our artists are not repeated, and our policy of no leniency remains in effect.
We ask that you make continued use of our hotline (firstname.lastname@example.org) to report any cases of abuse.
We will continue to work to ensure that the rights of our artists are fully protected.
BTS is currently on hiatus as a group, after member Jin started to serve his military duties in December 2022 while J-Hope prepares to enlist in the coming days.
Other members like RM, V, Jimin, Suga, and Jungkook are doing individual projects while waiting for their military enlistment.