Hyunjoo Lee. Provided by DSP Media
Police decided not to send Lee Hyun-joo, a former member of the group April, to a high school classmate accused of being bullied while working as a team, saying, “There is no criminal charge.”
The Seoul Gwanak Police Station decided not to send Lee Hyun-joo’s classmates in the Seoul Performing Arts High School on May 19 on charges of violating the law on promoting information and communication network use and information protection.
Lee Hyun-joo’s legal representative delivered the news on the 8th and said, “We will cooperate with investigative agencies so that the actual truth can be revealed about Lee Hyun-joo’s bullying controversy in the future.”
Controversy over bullying began in February when an online community posted an article by a younger brother claiming that Lee Hyun-joo withdrew from April’s debut in 2016 because of bullying and bullying in the team.
Later, Lee Hyun-joo said on her SNS that bullying in the team continued from 2014 to 2016, when she was preparing for her debut. He wrote that there were assaults, abusive language, abusive language, and personal attacks on her family.
In response, DSP Media countered, “The contents mentioned in the post are unilateral and distorted claims that are completely different from objective facts.”
However, Lee Hyun-joo’s classmates posted a message on the online community titled “The 6th generation of Seo Craft Acting Arts (Hyun Theater and Film Department) and said, “They committed bullying beyond mere jealousy, and when Hyun-joo tried to give up and run away, everyone who knew Hyun-joo was anxious and worried.” The revelations, such as “There are only perpetrators,” led to the scandal.
[Maeil Economic Daily Star Today reporter Park Se-yeon]
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