Musical actors Ock Joo-hyun and Kim Ho-young face off in a legal dispute.
On the 21st, Ock Joo-hyun’s side announced, “On the 20th, Ock Joo-hyun submitted a defamation complaint against the musical actor Kim Ho-young and those who spread false information about the 10th anniversary casting of the musical ‘Elisabeth’ through the Seongdong Police Station in Seoul.”
He also warned, “Ok Joo-hyun and Kim Ho-young also filed a complaint against two netizens who posted malicious comments.”
In response, Ho-Young Kim’s agency, PLK Good Friends, said, “We are very sorry for the content of the article about actor Kim Ho-Young reported today.” The first article was reported with unconfirmed content, and after that, countless media outlets reported speculative articles one after another.”
He continued, “I can’t understand the fact that Ock Joo-hyun also judged the situation only with unconfirmed contents, and it is regrettable that he did not confirm the facts with the company and actor Kim Ho-young and thereby damaged the actor’s honor.” added.
The agency said, “After that, if any damage occurs to actor Kim Ho-young as a result of the content, we will take strong action with defamation. In addition, we will take legal responsibility even if we report an article that is not based on a one-sided claim that has not been confirmed. I want to ask you,” he said.
In addition, “We plan to take strong legal action against any acts of writing, distributing, distributing, and spreading malicious false information, including online comments.” I think,” he said. Finally, he added, “We earnestly ask once again to refrain from disseminating content that has not been confirmed with the company and the actors or reporting speculative articles.”
The false facts mentioned by Ock Joo-hyun are about Kim Ho-young posting a picture of a jade plate on his Instagram on the 14th saying, “Asari plate is a thing of the past. Now it is a jade plate.” At that time, the article was posted right after the ‘Elisabeth’ lineup was released, and there was speculation that Ock Joo-hyun’s name was compared to ‘Jade’ Jangpan. There are many opinions that the casting may have been carried out because of the so-called Ock Joo-hyun network.
Regarding the series of events, Ock Joo-hyun said, “It is not my job to explain speculations and speculations related to the casting of the musical ‘Elisabeth’. We are preparing a lawsuit against the contributors of the speculation and subsequent articles. Those who made fun of their snouts and fingers regardless of the facts. You should be scolded.” Afterwards, EMK Musical Company, the production company of ‘Elisabeth’, also asserted that there was no network casting.