YG loses lawsuit against journalist for libel

Article: Journalist K who wrote article on drug suspicions with YG wins in court of appeals... article judged to have public interest

Source: Sports Donga via Daum

YG filed a lawsuit against the journalist for libel who wrote an article about the drug scandals in the company, even calling YG a 'yak-guk (drugstore)'. The court sided with the journalist saying that he was within his right to write about the company's celebrities continuing to promote through their drug scandals without resolution or reflection and criticism of the police's unequal treatment towards the stars versus other similar drug cases.

1. [+793, -16] I wonder... if news like this is being released now that people like Choi Soon Shil can't help YG...?

2. [+618, -7] Can't wait for follow up on this news

3. [+571, -17] G-Druggin

4. [+234, -2] YG said so adamantly that they weren't associated with Choi Soon Shil and Cha Eun Taek at all but the fact that the court is passing this judgment now must mean it's because the people who normally pulled strings for them in the back are gone now, no? I always thought it was suspicious how YG managed to get away with all their scandals like nothing happened...

5. [+232, -1] You have to admit there were so many scandals that YG got away with under the government... 'War of Words' even talked about Park Bom's scandal and how powerful figures had to have been involved

6. [+206, -2] That journalist was right in his article though... it's blatant fact that YG's drug scandals weren't treated the same way that any commoner's drug scandals were

7. [+198, -0] After Soon Shil got caught, seems a lot of articles are showing judges making some proper calls

8. [+176, -4] Won't be long for YG... first Soon Shil and then they're going for YG

9. [+73, -0] YG is losing their power... time to reinvestigate G-Dragon and Park Bom's cases

10. [+63, -0] YG has gotten away with it long enough


Source: Naver

1. [+110, -4] ㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋ Ohhh

2. [+84, -3] Can't wait for the follow ups

3. [+75, -3] How surprising... clap clap clap clap

4. [+66, -3] You commit the crime, you pay the price

5. [+81, -15] I hope the journalist writes more about YG in the future

6. [+63, -11] ㅋㅋㅋㅋ YG no longer has Choi Soon Shil's support so they're just getting dominated in court now

7. [+57, -12] Soon Shil is caught, after all...

8. [+43, -13] How ironic now that Choi Soon Shil's scandal is out ㅋㅋㅋ justice is being served ㅋㅋㅋ


Source: Nate

1. [+1,637, -27] Now that Choi Soon Shil is caught... ㅋㅋㅋ is she not able to pull strings for them?

2. [+1,392, -26] As expected...

3. [+1,362, -28] Everyone knows that there's something uncomfortable about YG... and for sure there will be Chaum, Gil Ra-im, and Choi Soon Shil involved with that reason

4. [+79, -4] I guess they really are a yak-guk then ㅎㅎㅎㅎㅎㅎㅎㅎ

5. [+77, -3] The truth is finally being unveiled now that Choi Soon Shil is caught