The case of the bullying accusations against the Former (G)I-DLE Member Soojin has come to a conclusion and a verdict on how to handle the situation has been reached.
On September 8, Soojin’s legal representative, Choi Seung Hwan, of Barun Law Firm, issued a statement and said,
According to lawyer Choi, Soojin was involved in the school violence case, but she was also found to be a victim and had no other involvement in school violence and other issues.
Early last year, Soojin’s middle school classmate’s family and others claimed on social media that she was a “school violence perpetrator.” At the time, Soojin expressed herself, saying, “I once cursed while arguing with my classmate over the phone, but I have not committed school violence.”
The lawyer added,
Soojin had filed a criminal complaint against accuser A to end the controversy through legal procedures. However, police concluded that the accuser was ‘not guilty.’ From the accuser’s point of view, the case may be true and the disclosure was not intentionally harmful and no intent for fraud was found through police investigation. In this situation, Soojin decided not to proceed with legal process in the future, judging that it has reached its limit to find out the truth through legal procedures regarding the accuser’s posts.
The lawyer spoke in place of Soojin to apologize to the people hurt by her actions,
Previously, Cube Entertainment announced they have terminated their contract with Soojin back in March of this year. According to the agency, they have attempted to uncover the truth behind the bullying allegations for a while now since February of last year and police investigation has found the accusers weren’t guilty.
This announcement comes after what was alleged last year, it was alleged that Soojin has been involved in bullying controversy and among the alleged victims was the child actress Seo Shin Ae who attended the same school as her.
Soojin personally denied the news and so did Cube on many occasions, they also promised strict legal action against the netizens who spread the rumors. Actress Seo Shin Ae issued a statement sharing her side of the story, following that, the agency went radio silent and didn’t address the statement despite requesting her to speak out on the issue. In August of 2021, Soojin departed her group.
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