Seo Yea-ji's gaslighting scandal pops up as she’s sued, Knetz say 'no one has forgotten'

Fans find the timing suspicious as actress Seo Yea-ji's new K-drama 'Eve' is set to air soon


                            Seo Yea-ji's gaslighting scandal pops up as she’s sued, Knetz say 'no one has forgotten'
Seo Yea-ji allegedly gaslit her boyfriend, bullied co-workers and classmates and lied about her education (@tvn_drama/Instagram)
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While fans are excited for Seo Yea-ji’s newest K-drama ‘Eve’ following the success of ‘It’s Okay To Not Be Okay’ that touched upon some tough and important subjects, the actress is being sued by a brand. In mid-2021, Seo Yea-ji came under fire for allegedly gaslighting her actor boyfriend Kim Jung-hyun after he was seen being rude to his female co-star. Reports flooded in that Yea-ji was supposedly controlling him and his actions with his female co-workers. More rumors came in that she also used to bully her classmates and co-workers in the past and had lied about her education.

Following the gaslighting scandal, Seo Yea-ji disappeared for half a year before making a return by landing the lead role in ‘Eve’ in early 2022. The actress and her agency did not deny nor accept the allegations and simply apologized for her behaviour. While many have taken to forgiving her as seen with the hype around ‘Eve’, her gaslighting scandal has again been brought up as she is being sued for damages incurred by the brand she was endorsing when the rumors first began.

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Seo Yea-ji is being sued by brand for losses due to scandal

On May 27, the Korean media reported that Seo Yea-ji was being sued by a company she was modeling for in 2021. Due to the gaslighting scandal, the company allegedly faced several losses and is asking for compensation. Yea-ji’s agency Gold Medalist shared that they had tried to resolve it amicably but the company was being unreasonable. They also hinted that the controversy might not be true as they asked if Yea-ji had even committed an act that went against the contract.

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However, the company has clearly stated that they were suing Seo Yea-ji due to the general public dropping the actress over her scandal and her vague apology. They pointed out, “If the controversy at the time was simply a rumor, she should have clarified it.” The company said that she had been silent for a long time and the public was asking for a proper explanation. In turn, they had to indirectly face the criticism as the public was avoiding the products she had modeled for. This is further evident in the way Knetizens are responding to the news.

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‘The only solution for her is being kicked out’

One Knetz commented, “This rock bottom character?? I'll change the channel if I see her on my TV no matter what. What an amazing agency she's under ㅋ the fact that they are still keeping her under contract.” Another wrote, “I'm sure she's been hiding all this time hoping that people will forget but no one has forgotten a thing. Her acting skills aren't good enough to warrant producers continuing to cast her like this. The only solution for her is being kicked out of the industry for good.” One Knetz posted, “CF companies use the celebrity's image for marketing so they are definitely in the right to be suing her for damages. I hope that the court rules in their favor.”

However, international fans are siding with her, “They just remembered to sue her now!! Could've done this while she was on hiatus!! Let her have her comeback peacefully.” One fan tweeted, “Can they shut tf up already no one cares about their opinion. They always fighting the air damn they need to touch some grass.” Another fan said, “That's bullsh*t though, someone says something about you and you have to pay money over it even if nothing is ever proven? Production companies could hire people to spread rumours about the actors they hire in a con to get back half the fee they pay actors. Like, the potential to abuse this loophole is huge.”

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