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Lee Byung Hun to Legally Confront Malicious Netizens Spreading False Rumors

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2014.09.04 10:25 Mwave An So Hyoun Translation Credit : Grace Danbi Hong

Lee Byung Hun hinted that he will be strongly confronting online commenters who have been spreading false rumors regarding his recent blackmail case.

Lee Byung Hun′s agency, BH Entertainment stated through a press release on September 3, "This is clearly a premeditated crime, as [the women] had already conspired and booked plane tickets to Europe, ready to leave the country after blackmailing and receiving the money."

The statement continued, "As they′ve demanded five billion won, based on article 3 of the special economic criminal laws on specific crimes, it is a serious criminal offense that could have them in jail for at least five years to life."

Lee Byung Hun to Legally Confront Malicious Netizens Spreading False Rumors

"Despite the fact that he is the clear victim of a premediated crime, before the case was even investigated, his identity was revealed by the mdeia with facts that weren′t even confirmed, causing him to receive damage a second time with malicious and speculative rumors," said the agency.

"These speculative malicious rumors have risen to the level where it′s impossible to remain a spectator, and as it can be seen as the commentors participating in the crime, we have already requested for an investigation by the cyber investigative team and plan on strongly and legally handling the problem."

Earlier this day, the Seoul Central District Court acknowledged that the summoned criminal charges are serious and there is a need and reason for arrest. A warrent was issued to arrest the two women who blackmailed Lee Byung Hun.

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