ITZY’s main vocal LIA was accused of school bullying by her former classmate and following the allegations, Itzy’s management company JYP Entertainment took legal actions against the schoolmate who claimed to be a victim for defamation. On July 28, netizen ‘B’ who had accused ITZY member Lia of bullying at school created a new online post, releasing an update on the latest developments.
What Happened to Itzy’s Lia?
Earlier, two alleged bullies at the school who raised allegations against Lia, ‘A’ and ‘B’, were found ‘not guilty’ in various defamatory cases brought to the attention of JYP Entertainment. While various media outlets reported on the above developments, JYP Entertainment issued an official statement, emphasizing their plans to call for a re-investigation, further denying the school bullying rumours raised by Lia.
JYPE’s statement of Investigation Regarding ITZY Lia’s Bullying Scandal
Recorded Statement from the unknown accuser
“At first I was unfamiliar with ‘A’ who wrote the first complaint post. However, I know ‘A’ about these recent events and I am in contact with them.
During the police interrogation, the investigators advised me to gather enough evidence from my classmates and friends and then take them to court. I was able to get evidence from a friend of mine who was also a victim, as well as another friend who was present at the time of the incidents. After I sent the evidence, the police dropped my case and I received a letter in the mail, declaring that I had been found ‘not guilty.
I was asked about ‘How was Choi Ji Soo in middle school?’ , accuser recorded
On June 17, ‘A’ contacted the investigating officer in charge of these cases and was informed that JYPE had not applied for a re-investigation of these cases. On June 16, I received a phone call from a former schoolmate. They told me that the ITZY administrator is currently in contact with former alumni graduates of Shin Song Middle School, asking, ‘How was Choi Ji Soo in middle school?’. It seems that Lia’s cousin, also a Shin Song graduate, is also contacting her former classmates about the matter.
Another friend also called me on June 18, informing me that they were providing JYP Entertainment with the contact details of another friend who may know better about the situation. The following friend spoke to the management of JYP Entertainment. Further on June 18, ‘A’ received word that Lia’s lawyer had asked to meet with both of us. However, ‘A’ refused to meet with legal lawyers unless Lia was present in person.
On June 21, the deputy head of the music industry JYP Entertainment asked to meet me with ‘A’. The deputy principal has rejected A’s request to meet with Lia in person and has repeatedly stated that the JYPE legal team wants to meet with us, but Lia is not present. Believing that negotiating with the legal team is oppressive and pointless, ‘A’ has since avoided contacting JYPE again. I am also writing this post after getting permission from ‘A’ and I am under a lot of pressure because of this ongoing situation. “