JJ Lin threatening legal action against those saying he’s involved in Kris Wu scandal
The law firm representing the singer has asked those spreading the stories to stop, saying it will “take immediate legal action against netizens who are suspected of infringing on JJ Lin’s legal rights and reputation”.
Singer JJ Lin will not stand for stories about him being involved in the Kris Wu sex scandal and will take legal action against those spreading them if necessary.
On Sunday (Aug 1), the law firm representing the 40-year-old Singaporean Mandopop star released a statement on Weibo that revealed the 27 accounts active in spreading the rumours.
The statement by Shanghai Jiuze Law Firm read: “The aforementioned Internet accounts have maliciously published/spread false statements against Mr JJ Lin through ways such as slander and insults. Some of them have continued to launch personal attacks against Mr Lin in a deliberate attempt to lower his social status."
The firm urged the users to stop spreading “false information” about Lin immediately, and added that it will collect relevant evidence and “take immediate legal action against netizens who are suspected of infringing on JJ Lin’s legal rights and reputation”.
Taiwanese pop star Wilber Pan was also similarly accused and his studio issued a statement on Aug 2 denying the allegations.
Among the stories being spread is that Lin and Pan were with Wu when he preyed on minors. Those spreading this rumour also allege that Wu had given up the names of male celebrities, including Lin and Pan, to get a lighter sentence for himself.
Investigations are ongoing for Wu’s case. The 30-year-old Chinese-Canadian singer, who was a former member of K-pop group EXO, was arrested on Jul 31 on suspicion of rape. A teenage influencer accused Wu of raping with her while she was drunk. He has denied the accusation.