Lee Hyun Joo Provides Detailed Updates Regarding Her Legal Disputes With DSP Media And Her Former APRIL Members

Former APRIL member Lee Hyun Joo has shared an update for all of her Instagram followers. On September 15, the former girl group member posted a lengthy message with detailed updates on all of the legal disputes she has been involved in ever since her bullying allegations were made earlier this year.

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Former APRIL member Lee Hyun Joo | DSP Media

Lee Hyun Joo revealed the reason behind her update, sharing that she understood the “frustration of people with the ongoing situation. Many have been sending messages asking for an update, which is why [she] decided to write these words.”

She then shared the details of each of her ongoing legal disputes by addressing whether or not each defamation complaint was proceeded into an investigation.

Let me briefly explain the progress of the cases.

In the instance of my younger brother, a decision was made not to file a defamation complaint. However, the plaintiff was dissatisfied with that so the prosecution has decided to proceed with the appeal process.

Regarding friend #1, they decided not to appeal regarding their defamation case. Friend #2 has been investigated by the police for their defamation case and is currently waiting for a decision.

— Lee Hyun Joo @hyun.joo_lee/Instagram

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Lee Hyun Joo continued by revealing the current status of the lawsuits she was faced with, not only by DSP Media, but also by a few of her former APRIL members.

I was further sued by DSP Media for obstruction of business. I received a police investigation and I made the decision to not appeal this case.

APRIL member A has decided to sue me even further for defamation through law firm B and is currently proceeding with the police.

APRIL member C has also sued me for defamation and is going through law firm D to do so and is also currently proceeding with the police.

— Lee Hyun Joo @hyun.joo_lee/Instagram

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| @hyun.joo_lee/Instagram

Lee Hyun Joo made headlines earlier this year after a netizen claiming to be her younger brother stepped forward with allegations regarding her former girl group. According to the netizen, the former APRIL member quit the girl group due to the harassment and bullying she endured during her time with APRIL.

Ever since these accusations were made public, there has been ongoing legal disputes between Lee Hyun Joo and her family, and DSP Media and the current APRIL members.

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APRIL with Lee Hyun Joo (middle) | DSP Media

You can read Lee Hyun Joo’s entire update down below.

Hello, I’m Lee Hyun Joo.

I come with unhappy updates, not just for me, but also for everyone who reads this. Unfortunately, it’s not something that can be resolved right away so I am trying my best to mention it as least as possible — at least until the criminal case is over. However, I understand that people are frustrated with the ongoing situation. Many have been sending messages asking for an update, which is why I decided to write these words.

Firstly, let me update you on the current situation. I am responding to all of the criminal cases where myself, my family members, and/or my acquaintances are being sued. I have been submitting as much material as I can possibly find. Even after I posted my previous statement, I have continued to receive lawsuits, so the number of cases have increased significantly.

Let me briefly explain the progress of the cases.

In the instance of my younger brother, a decision was made not to file a defamation complaint. However, the the plaintiff was dissatisfied with that so the prosecution has decided to proceed with the appeal process. Regarding friend #1, they decided not to appeal regarding their defamation case. Friend #2 has been investigated by the police for their defamation case and is currently waiting for a decision.

I was further sued by DSP Media for obstruction of business. I received a police investigation and I made the decision to not appeal this case.

APRIL member A has decided to sue me even further for defamation through law firm B and is currently proceeding with the police. APRIL member C has also sued me for defamation and is going through law firm D to do so and is also currently proceeding with the police.

It’s true that there are many cases and the expenses have been a considerable amount so it’s been a lot of work. I am faithfully responding to each investigation and I hope that I will be able inform you all of a positive outcome, as you all continue to support me.

In addition to all this, there are a few more things that people have asked for clarification on.

Regarding a cross-examination, I have never refused a cross-examination, nor have I ever received a formal request to participate in one in relation to any of my cases. Regarding my medical records, unfortunately I am not comfortable making them public. There is sensitive information so I ask for your understanding. However, I have submitted all of my medical records to help with the investigation so please wait for the results.

The texts that I received from the parents of the APRIL members were not directly related to the complaints filed by me, my younger brother, or my friends so I did not submit these as evidence. While it’s true that the texts were hurtful to receive at the time, when I look back on it, I believe that the members’ parents send those texts with their thoughts of the time so I don’t want to disclose the content of the text messages. Unless the APRIL members want me to reveal them, I don’t see the need to do so.

My grandmother was in bad health at the the time of the tumbler incident and has since passed away. Even at the time, she didn’t recognize me well, but when she heard that I wouldn’t be able to visit her often due to my dormitory life, she gave me one of her own tumblers. This is why that tumbler became even more precious to me, and this is also why I used that tumbler.

In the case of my younger brother, there was a decision made to not prosecute him since the evidence and the citation against him were made public after they were deleted. According to our lawyer, it may go against me if people believed that I was able to preview the details of the evidence. Regarding this, the decision was made public to show everyone that the press released revealed by DSP Media was different from the truth. However, we also took into consideration that the reveal of any detail, evidence and citation could provoke another point of controversy to those who may be unfamiliar with the investigation.

It’s been quite awhile, but it’s still been quite burdensome and difficult for me to speak about this publicly. Nevertheless, I would still like to thank everyone who continues to think of me. I was only able to come this far because of you all and I believe that I will be able to do well in the future because of you all. I sincerely thank all of you who have believed in me and supported me.

The time has passed and autumn has already arrived. I hope that this will all be concluded quickly so that I can greet you all with happier news.

— Lee Hyun Joo @hyun.joo_lee/Instagram

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