HYBE spoke following statements of the day.
Before the debut of LE SSERAFIM, the young singer had been the target of rumors according to which she was guilty of school harassment when she was younger. However, the rumors were denied by HYBE, who announced that she was innocent and that it was she who had actually been the victim of school bullying, and that strong legal measures were being implemented to punish people at school. source of these rumours.
On May 15, new accusations had been made, and Source Music had announced that the truth would be restored following its legal actions.
Today, the Daeryun law firm representing the alleged victim reiterated the charges, and also accused HYBE of lying.
Following this, HYBE responded via media:
“Hello, this is HYBE and Source Music.
Earlier this afternoon, Daeryun Law Firm shared its position regarding its client’s statement on school violence allegations by LE SSERAFIM’s Kim Garam, and it has been circulated to the media.
First of all, we regret that Daeryun unilaterally announced his position to a large number of media, even though many minors are involved in the controversy related to Kim Garam of LE SSERAFIM.
We would like to say that Daeryun compiled and published the events that happened in 2018 in a way that makes their side advantageous, so we will compile and share our official position shortly. Therefore, journalists should refrain from publishing articles based on one-sided arguments.
Again, the controversy started with the spread of false information about a member who was about to debut.
Judging that this act of spreading false information was malicious, we immediately took legal action and are still pursuing this process.
Even though the member has been the target of malicious attacks from those who hide behind anonymity online, we have not actively explained the details as many of those involved in what happened were in their first year of college, and they are still minors.
However, the details of the 2018 case are currently only being shared from one point of view, so we will clarify and publish our position as soon as our review of Daeryun’s complaints is complete.