Apink’s Park Cho-rong drops lawsuit against former classmate

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Park Cho-rong of girl group Apink [IST ENTERTAINMENT]

Park Cho-rong of girl group Apink has dropped her lawsuit against a former classmate who falsely accused her of bullying.

“Park and Mrs. A [anonymous] have decided to resolve their misunderstandings and drop all lawsuits they have filed against each other,” Park’s agency IST Entertainment said. “They are currently going through the legal process of having their charges dropped.”

In early 2021, the classmate wrote on an online community that Park had bullied her during their school years.

Park sued the accuser for defamation and intimidation, then the classmate filed a countersuit in April 2021. Park was cleared after an eight-month investigation by Seoul’s Gangnam Police Station was unsuccessful. to enough evidence to prove that Park had falsely accused her classmate of spreading. disinformation.

According to IST Entertainment, the two women recently met to hear each other’s story.

“They met for the first time in 13 years and spoke honestly about the conflicts they had,” the agency said. “After a thorough conversation, they resolved their misunderstandings and decided to put all the fighting behind them. […] They decided to go back to their daily life. We apologize to those we have worried about and thank everyone who has cared. [this incident].”

BY HALEY YANG [yang.hyunjoo@joongang.co.kr]

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