Extra! Korea

May 11, 2009

Chosun Ilbo sues lawmakers, and they might sue back

Filed under: actors/actresses, crime, gender equality, prostitution — extrakorea @ 9:33 am

I reported in a previous post that the senior executive of the Chosun Ilbo newspaper was planning to sue two lawmakers for libel for publicly naming him in the infamous “Jang Ja-yeon list.” The newspaper filed the civil lawsuit Monday, and it’s for one billion won ($805,000).
However, as they say, “the best defense is offense,” so both lawmakers indicated that they will also take legal action.


  1. Supposedly (and this is what the lawyers say over at the Marmot’s Hole comments section), the merits of such cases are only whether someone’s reputation was damaged, irrespective of whether or not the comments made are true. In the US, I believe, the “libel” must actually be false.

    Comment by kushibo — May 11, 2009 @ 10:48 am

    • That’s basically what Brendon Carr said in this post.

      Comment by extrakorea — May 12, 2009 @ 1:54 pm

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