YG Entertainment issues statement over Jennie leaked photos
YT Entertainment issues statement over the Jennie leaked photos which was shared online without her consent and as such is considered private.
The leaks include photos of Jennie herself, BTS’ V and Jimin, her former boyfriend Kai from the K-pop boy band Exo with his friend Lucas from boy band NCT, and her rumoured former boyfriend G-Dragon from BigBang.
Read the YT Entertainment statement down below:
“This is YG Entertainment.
We have officially requested the police to investigate the original distributor of BLACKPINK Jennie’s personal photographs. We have been monitoring the situation and filed a complaint in September after gathering information.
YG has refrained from commenting and expressing our position in the past to lessen the damage. However, we felt a sense of responsibility that it was no longer possible to condone the mass spread of rumors, criticism, personal attacks, sexual harassment, and privacy violations that were coming with the personal pictures. Therefore, we would like to clarify that we are taking legal action to rectify the situation.
YG is taking strong legal action against the posts that damage the reputation of our artists. We would like to inform you that this case is being filed for violations of the Information and Communication Net worth Act, violation of illegal information and distribution, and obscene use of communication media.
We will take all possible legal action without any leniency to prevent further damage in the future. Pictures that were circulated online were illegally released, regardless of the intentions behind them. The act of sharing these photos can be considered a secondary offense and subject to legal punishment. We sincerely ask you to avoid recklessly sharing them.
YG Entertainment will continue to work hard to protect the rights and interests of our artists.”
Jennie together with the rest of BlackPink recently released a new album and a new single titled “Black Venom”.
They are also slated to do a Blackpink show in the Philippines next year and has even appeared in a collaboration with the game PUBG Mobile where they also did a special online concert titled The Virtual.
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