Girls’ Generation forgives 92 slanderous fans

Nearly 100 Internet users accused of posting digitally-doctored nude photos of SNSD in cyberspace avoided punishment thanks to a petition by the popular music group.

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The Suwon Provincial Prosecutors’ Office said Friday it had decided to drop a defamation case involving 92 netizens after the group filed a petition seeking their impunity.

Presenting a petition does not necessarily mean a case will be dropped because the prosecution holds the exclusive right to decide whether to put the accused on trial.

“Given most of them were minors with no criminal history, we decided not to indict them,” a spokesman for the office said. “The handwritten petition by three affected members of the group was largely attributable.”

In May, the band’s agency, SM Entertainment, asked police to investigate widely circulating fabricated nude photos of the three – Yuri, Taeyeon and Jessica – on the Internet. Tracking down origins of these photos, police caught 92 netizens, most of them teenagers, and referred the case to the prosecution.

Credits: Koreatimes

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