The netizens who posted a photoshopped photo of Davichi’s Kang Min Kyung have given up on their appeals, and their sentences have been finalized.
The duo, who were convicted of distributing the photoshopped photo and distributing false information about Kang, did not submit their petition of appeal against the sentencing before the dealine, which has now passed, reported Soompi.
In Korea, if the petition for appeal against a sentencing is not submitted within a week after the final trial, the sentence becomes final.
Kang’s agency, Core Contents Media, released a statement which read: “One of the defendants sent a letter to our agency, saying that he has since constantly been in self-reflection.
"He seemed to be acknowledging all of his wrongs and apologizing.”
On Dec 12, the perpetrators were sentenced to 6 months in prison, with two years of probation and 80 hours of community service.
According to the prosecution, they had fabricated a photo to look like Kang was entertaining some men at an adult entertainment establishment, and uploaded comments that suggested the woman in the photo was the Davichi member.
Core Contents Media revealed that they had submitted their complaint to the authorities to investigate, saying: “The people behind this crime were not students, but adults.
"While we have been lenient with these types of cases in the past, we will be continuing with strong action from now on, in the interest of preventing these instances in the future.”