37-year-old South Korean actress, Song Hye-Kyo has been the talk of the town since the announcement of her split with fellow actor, Song Joong-Ki. With the divorce came lots of speculation and rumours regarding their marriage and people making malicious comments about the actress, which ultimately led to Song to take legal action against them.
Song's agency, UAA made a statement regarding the rumours online, saying, "On July 25, we filed formal complaints with the Bundang Police Station against numerous suspects for spread of false information, defamation of character and insult."
Since the official divorce of the coveted Song-Song couple, the actress has been on the receiving end of malicious comments, with some local online communities spreading false information regarding the couple and what led to the divorce. Although the rumours are baseless, Song's legal team claims that these comments are harmful for Song's image and will not be taken lightly.
Song has reportedly hired lawyers from Kim & Chang to represent her the day after the news broke regarding her divorce. The legal representatives have been quietly collecting evidence for a month in order to summon the perpetrators to court. On 25 July, they made the following statement:
"We have filed a formal complaint with the Bundang Police Station against numerous suspects after collecting evidence on malicious acts, distribution of false information and malicious slander in relation to Song Hye-Kyo. Our company is planning to file criminal complaints against the remaining communities, comments and YouTubers as soon as evidence is collected.
False information and posts, malicious slander and fabrication and distribution of unimaginable stories related to Song Hye-Kyo have been continuing. This has not only surpassed the level of social tolerance, but is also causing unbearable distress to Song Hye-Kyo."
Song's legal team confirmed that they will not be open to negotiations and settlements but will proceed with strict legal actions against the people spreading these rumours about the actress.