Prosecutors Act Against False Allegations on Nam Joo-Hyuk

Prosecutors have indicted two individuals for defamation, following their unfounded allegations of school violence against actor Nam Joo-Hyuk.

Details of the Indictment

The Uijeongbu District Prosecutors’ Office charged a media reporter, identified as “A,” and an online informant, “B,” under the Information and Communications Network Act for spreading false claims about the actor.

Background of the Allegations

In June 2022, “B” accused Nam Joo Hyuk of being a perpetrator of school violence … A claim that was swiftly denied by the actor and refuted by his former classmates. Despite attempts to reconcile memories, the parties involved could not find common ground.

Prosecution’s Findings and Actions

Upon investigation, the prosecution concluded that the allegations against Nam Joo-Hyuk were baseless. This lead to charges of defamation against the accusers. Opting for summary offences, the prosecution recommended fines … Avoiding a formal trial unless deemed necessary by the involved parties or the court.

Nam Joo Hyuk’s Current Status

Nam Joo-Hyuk, who began his military service on March 20, 2023, continues to serve, with his discharge anticipated on September 19, 2024. This legal development marks a pivotal moment in clearing the actor’s name from the unfounded accusations.

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