Once Picture officially submitted a civil suit for compensation for damages against Suzy, the two individuals who posted the government petition, and others. On June 11, Once Picture’s legal representative Kim Jae Hyung confirmed that the petitions have been submitted. A source from JYP Entertainment said, “We have yet to receive the petition. We are checking now.” The civil suits stem from a government petition titled “Hapjeong XXPicture Illegal Nude Filming.” The petition was centered around YouTube content creator Yang Ye Won’s confession about being sexually harassed while working part-time as a model three years ago. Suzy and over 10,000 other individuals signed the petition to support an official investigation. However, Once Picture (the studio mentioned in the petition) turned out to be unrelated to the studio involved in Yang Ye Won’s case. Thus, Once Picture revealed their intentions to take legal action against the individuals who posted the government petition, individuals who circulated [the petition], the cyber terrorists, the Blue House which neglected the petition regarding defamation, and Suzy.
Honestly, I’m not going to get into legal arguments about whether the studio can win a lawsuit against her or not. I’m curious to see what happens for sure, but I don’t care to argue it.
What I will say, however, is that morally I don’t think Suzy deserves much flak if any. All the petition that she signed asked for was an investigation, which is entirely reasonable. The ownership confusion was an honest mistake made due to having the same location, a similar name, and it functioning as a similar business, and that was promptly apologized for even though she herself only signed the petition and let people know and wasn’t behind any error. Most importantly, it did get an investigation underway and it exposed the previous owner as a scumbag regardless of the Yang Ye Won case outcome.