IU’s Agency Releases Statement on Plagiarism Accusations
EDAM Entertainment, the agency of artist IU released an official statement on May 10 in relation to the recent plagiarism accusations. The agency warned that it would take strong action against IU's reckless accusation.
"After the report on copyright violations related to the alleged plagiarism on May 10, we appointed a law firm specializing in copyright to confirm the contents of the accusation. Summarizing what has been confirmed through investigation agencies and media reports so far, the accuser is not raising suspicions of plagiarism against the composers, but only against IU. It can be seen that the unreasonable third party, unreasonably accused of singer IU, was only to damage the artist's image. I believe that the investigative agency will make a quick and wise decision on the obviously wrong accusation."
The also released another following statement that says:
"Hello. This is EDAM Entertainment.
First of all, we would like to say that we are very sorry for causing concern to our fans.
For several months, we have been responding to the forces that have been constantly making plagiarism suspicions, baseless spy rumors, and sexual slander against our artists through monitoring and investigation requests. In the meantime, I felt shock beyond absurdity to the fact that some of them raised suspicions of plagiarism and accused me.
On the 10th, after the report on copyright infringement related to plagiarism allegations, we appointed a law firm specializing in copyright to confirm the accusation. Summarizing what has been confirmed through investigative agencies and media reports so far, the accuser is not raising suspicions of plagiarism against the composers, but only against IU. Even in a situation where some composers say it is not plagiarism, it can be seen that the third party, who has nothing to do with copyright, forcibly accused IU, a singer, only to damage the image of the artist.
I believe that the investigative agency will make a quick and wise judgment on these obviously wrong accusations, and according to the results, I will hold the accusers who made indiscriminate accusations accountable.
We are responding by communicating closely with the composers from the beginning of the incident, and we would like to say once again that we will strongly respond to indiscriminate accusations.
EDAM Entertainment and its artists will continue to do their best to repay you with good music as much as the fans support and trust us.