Sasaengs Face Legal Actions from JYP Entertainment Due To Stray Kids Privacy Violation
In the second month of 2021 in February, JYP Entertainment gave a warning to Stray Kids' sasaengs (obsessive fans) due to previous invasion of their K-pop boy group's privacy.
Recently on the 18th of May, JYP Entertainment dropped an update on the matter. Stray Kids' agency noted that legal measures have been implemented against the aforementioned sasaengs that have been pestering and violating the privacy of Stray Kids.
JYP Entertainment then went on to share that they are now in preparation status to release criminal and civil complaints as legal actions to protect JYP Entertainment's Stray Kids.
JYP Entertainment's full statement is as follows:
"We are here to update you about the progress of our legal actions to the violation of the rights of our artist. We previously announced that we would take strong legal actions in situations where our artist's basic rights, including their privacy and personal rights, were continuously violated. Regardless of the warning, there has been repeated senseless behavior [by the same individuals], and as a result, our artists are currently enduring severe psychological suffering.
Therefore, after obtaining evidence and testimonies about the individuals who are routinely violating our artist's privacy, we have taken legal action against them, and with the help of an investigative company, we are preparing to file additional legal complaints.
We are also gathering evidence about criminal acts that defame and insult our artist's character, such as the spreading of lies or malicious slander about Stray Kids, through our own monitoring. Keeping with the company's procedure, we plan to take strong civil and/or criminal action in response. There will be no leniency or settlements in our response.
Once again, we are informing you that in the future, we will continue to take strong legal action without settlements against all acts that violate our artist's personal rights and that impede upon their ability to promote safely.
We ask real fans to actively report and share any evidence they may have seen related to these illegal acts. Thank you."
Stay tuned for updates on the matter!