T1 file official lawsuits against a group of Faker's harassers for "slandering his mom"2022-07-20 12:17:00
A Korean law firm representing T1 announced a lawsuit against fans harassing Lee "Faker" Sang-hyeok in online comments. They answered questions from local media and later updated their announcement with Q&A.
The lawsuit targets a "specific online community that has continuously and repeatedly harassed Faker via malicious comments." The lawyers claim they found one particular group that produced a "huge chunk" of various insults among others but did not specify if these people were somehow united or not.
Examples of such comments are "slanders targeted towards Faker’s mother and drawings that would be considered unspeakably foul". The Lawyers stated it falls under the Korean law about insults. A possible punishment may vary from 1-2 mln KRW ($765 to $1530) to an actual jail time. Additionally, Faker may follow this with a civil lawsuit.
According to their statement, Faker and his family members were "suffering on a mental level" because of ongoing harassment. Previously, this law firm filed a similar lawsuit against fans who verbally attacked T1's coach Kim "Moment" Ji-hwan. The case is currently ongoing.
Just recently, the Korean community saw another case of harassment from fans. Unknown people, seemingly united in a group, sent a boxed "deadly weapon" to the KT Rolster training facility, which caused anxiety among the players. The club promised to go to the police.