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Wanna One Member Jinyoung Was Sexually Harrassed - How Does His Agency Respond?

By Edward Leary | September 27, 2017 07:51 PM EDT

The fans and sasaengs of Wanna One seem to have not learned their lesson after C9 Entertainment had released official guidelines and behavior notices regarding the actions of these so-called fans. Now, things have become even more heated after member Jinyoung was sexually harassed.

During an official fan engagement on 'V-Live,' fans had made vulgar remarks and sexually harassed Jinyoung verbally with malicious comments. You can view the clip down below and see the shocking words and gestures fans made towards the young idol.

After the ordeal, Wanna One's agency C9 Entertainment had made an official response on their Twitter on September 27th and posted the following notice to viewers and fans:

"We have confirmed that malicious rumors, personal attacks, and sexual harassment about Bae Jin Young, who is currently promoting as part of Wanna One, has been circulating on various communities," the statement read. "In particular, we cannot hide our shock that a teenager who is still a minor and has done nothing wrong is being made the target of sexual harassment. After conferring with our legal team, we've decided to take legal action and we're gathering evidence through the materials fans have sent to us." 

The agency continued stating, "We plan to pursue criminal prosecution for cyber defamation in accordance with the law regarding the promotion of information and communication network use and protection of information. There will be no distinction made between the person who created a malicious rumor and the person who circulates it, and we will continue to gather materials so that our artists do not suffer any longer." 

What do you think about this horrific ordeal? 

Tagged :  Wanna One, Jinyoung, Sexually, Harassed, V Live

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