Song Joong ki and Park Bo gum's label warns of legal action against false rumors regarding actor's divorce from Song Hye kyo
After news of actors Song Joong ki and Song Hye kyo's divorce broke on Thursday, netizens and local media alike started speculating about the reason behind the couple's split, with one of the rumors suggesting that Hye kyo had an extramarital affair with her 'Encounter' co-star Park Bo gum.
The 2018 series was one of the well-liked shows of 2018, with the actors' chemistry in the romantic drama cited as the main reason for its success. This is one of the reasons the rumor picked up steam resulting in both Joong ki and Bo gum's label Blossom announcing that they will be taking legal action against anyone spreading false rumors.
According to a report in allkpop, Blossom released a statement in which they said, "We're writing to inform you we began legal action on June 27, 2019 for malicious slander and the spread of false rumors along with other rumors and defamation of character about our labelmates. Malicious slander and the spread of false rumors about our labelmates online, offline, and on mobile is a criminal act, and it's causing harm to our artists and their families, agency, and fans."
Blossom also added, "In order to protect the basic rights of our artists, Blossom Entertainment has started legal action. We plan to take legal action without negotiation over former cases as well as defamation in the future. We'd also like to inform you we'll be taking strong action without leniency or negotiating an agreement in cases of harm against our labelmates."
Speaking of the divorce, Hye kyo's agency UAA Korea released a statement according to allkpop and said, "Song Hye Kyo has decided to proceed with divorce procedures after a lengthy debate. The reason for their separation is the differences in their personalities, and the two ultimately came to this decision as they were, unfortunately, unable to overcome their differences. Outside of this, we cannot reveal any more details as it is the actors' personal matters, so please understand."