Netizens Furious With Suzy’s Attorney Over Statement About Past Yang YeWon Involvement
Suzy‘s attorney recently released an official statement in defense of the K-Pop idol after being sued by Once Picture.
The whole thing started when a YouTuber known as Yang YeWon claimed that she was sexually harassed by twenty men during photoshoots and that she was coerced into participating in the photo shoots to begin with.
However, two things have been irking South Korean netizens regarding the case. The first was that KakaoTalk conversations between Yang YeWon and the previous studio owner implicating that Yang YeWon was actually willing to do the photoshoots for the right amount of payment. The second thing that has been infuriating netizens was Suzy’s involvement in the case. Suzy made her support of the petition filed to the government against Once Picture public. This caused the the amount of signatures signed jump drastically from 10,000 to 170,000 in just two days. But it was later revealed that Once Picture had absolutely nothing to do with Yang YeWon’s accusations.
Once Picture eventually filed a lawsuit against Suzy for defamation.
Suzy’s attorney responded by stating
“Should we give compensation through financial means to the studio, it would be a precedence of potentially limiting the freedom of expression among celebrities in the future. Though Suzy must take responsibility for the words that she speaks, she, like Yang YeWon, is in her twenties and was sympathizing for someone who was around the same age. We cannot accept the plaintiff’s demands as it implies a celebrity should know all the facts of an incident before speaking or doing something about it just because of their status as celebrities.”
This naturally didn’t sit well with netizens and many have been criticizing Suzy even more than before. They have called her actions as “irresponsible” and also stated that the least she could do was apologize. In addition, netizens have also stated that Suzy’s wrongs has nothing to do with freedom of speech and it was simply a case where she didn’t make the right judgement.
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