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Malicious comments: G-Dragon to take legal action

(ANN/KOREA HERALD) Renowned K-pop artist G-Dragon, who was booked without detention under the Narcotics Control Act in the wake of a recent drug bust in Gangnam, Seoul, is actively pursuing legal measures against internet users responsible for spreading malicious comments.

Kim Soo-hyun, the legal representative of G-Dragon, announced on Wednesday, “We are taking legal action against the creators of malicious posts about Kwon Ji-yong (G-Dragon’s real name), including defamation, sexual harassment, and dissemination of false information. We’ve gathered evidence through monitoring and reports from fans, and we are preparing to file a number of complaints. We will respond with zero tolerance, holding the suspects accountable until the end without any leniency and taking stern action.”

K-pop star G-Dragon (C) speaks to the media as he arrives at a police station for his police questioning in Incheon on November 6, 2023. PHOTO: AFP

Despite the allegations, G-Dragon tested negative in a comprehensive narcotics analysis of his nail samples conducted by the National Forensic Service. Additionally, he passed a drug test conducted by the drug crime investigation unit earlier this month when he voluntarily participated in police questioning on November 6.

The 35-year-old artist has consistently denied any involvement in illegal drug use.

In a recent interview with a local media outlet, G-Dragon emphasised his commitment to a drug-free lifestyle, stating, “If I know that a person is involved in illegal drug use or feel like he or she is involved in it, I avoid or stop them. I’ve always found my own way to relieve stress or loneliness, and that has never been drug use and will never be.”