Musical actor Ok Joo-hyeon sued Kim Ho-young for defamation.
On the 21st, an official from Ock Joo-hyun’s side told News 1, “On the 20th, Ock Joo-hyun submitted a defamation complaint against the musical actor Kim Ho-young and those who spread false facts about the 10th anniversary casting of the musical ‘Elisabeth’ through the Seongdong Police Station in Seoul.” .
Then, “Ok Joo-hyun and Kim Ho-young also filed a complaint against two netizens who posted malicious comments,” he said.
Previously, musical actor Kim Ho-young posted a picture of a jade board with the words “Asari board is a thing of the past, now it’s a jade board” on his SNS at the dawn of the 14th. Regarding this, among musical fans, there has been speculation that Kim Ho-young shot Ock Joo-hyun in relation to the casting of her musical ‘Elisabeth’. It is an interpretation that Kim Ho-young indirectly expressed dissatisfaction with the absence of Kim So-hyun, who played the role of Elizabeth twice in the cast of ‘Elisabeth’, which celebrated her 10th anniversary.
Currently, Kim Ho-young’s post has been deleted.
After that, Ock Joo-hyun posted on his SNS account on the 15th, “It is not my job to explain speculations and speculations related to the casting of the musical ‘Elisabeth’. We are preparing a lawsuit against it.”
EMK Musical Company, the producer of ‘Elisabeth’, also said on the same day, “The performance to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the musical ‘Elisabeth’ will be held through the 2022 EMK Production Audition (notice on December 8, 2021), with the best performances in Korea, including producer Hong-hyeon Um, director Robert Johansson, and music director Kim Moon-jung. He emphasized that the casting was fair, emphasizing that the casting was fair, with new actors selected through intensive step-by-step auditions with the staff and actors selected through the final approval of VBW’s original company, including actors from last season.
Meanwhile, ‘Elisabeth’ is a musical about the life of Elizabeth von Wittelsbach, Empress of the Austrian Empire. In this cast, Ock Joo-hyun and Lee Ji-hye were named for the role of Elizabeth.
(Seoul = News 1)