Once Picture studio officially filed a civil suit for compensation for damages against Bae Suzy (While You Were Sleeping) and other individuals who posted the government petition calling for an official investigation on the alleged sexual harassment faced by YouTube content creator Yang Ye-won’s while working part-time as a model three years ago.
Once Picture’s legal representative Kim Jae-hyung confirmed that the petitions have been submitted, but JYP Entertainment has yet to receive the documents.
The government petition titled “Hapjeong XXPicture Illegal Nude Filming” was signed by Suzy and over 10,000 other individuals.
However, Once Picture (the studio mentioned in the petition) turned out to be mistakenly identified as the one involved in Yang Ye-won’s case, prompting the company to take legal action against the individuals who posted and circulated the government petition, the cyber terrorists, the Blue House which neglected the petition regarding defamation, and Suzy.
Suzy apologized to the studio afterwards, but Once Picture was keen in filing the civil suit due to the damages they have incurred.