The statement reveals that the company plans to counter malicious actions targeting aespa by working with a law firm to take both civil and criminal legal actions.
The full text is as below:
“Request regarding infringement of artist’s rights
Hello, we are SM Entertainment.
We would like to request you to refrain from infringing on the rights of your artist aespa.
We will continue to take civil and criminal legal action with Sejong Law Firm (Ltd) against various criminal acts such as malicious slander, invasion of privacy, sexual harassment, and dissemination of false information through valuable reports and self-monitoring from fans received through KWANGYA 119, and we will respond strongly without any leniency or agreement to protect our artists, so please be careful not to get involved in unsavory matters.
Thank you very much to the fans who took the precious time to report, and we will continue to do our best to protect the rights and interests of our artists.