Ha Yeon Soo Received First Apology for Anonymous Sexual Harassment in 7 Years

Jay Yim, March 13, 2020, 10:24 a.m.

Actress Ha Yeon Soo recently revealed on March 13 that she had received a formal apology from an anonymous sexual harassment suspect for the first time in seven years.

She wrote to her fans, as well as her anti-fans, via her Instagram, saying:

"I am reading all of your comments including the cheers and encouragements, as well as the negativity, directed toward my post from earlier when I named a specific cafe community and announced that I would be taking legal action. Thank you sincerely for all your comments, losing sleep to give me attention at such late hours. Earlier, I publicized an anonymous person's malicious private message, and suggested that maybe they appear on my YouTube channel. I wanted to talk to them and find out why. I wanted to ask if there was a possibility that they could stop harassing me sexually.

I do not know this person by face at all, and I do not hate them. But this apology that I received today was the first I've ever received in 7 years from any act of anonymous sexual harassment. I wonder why the apology took so long, and came only after I declared my intentions to take legal action. I want to find out if there is a way I can stop all sexual harassment in the future. Thank you for reading this long post, and also for your warm encouragements."

As stated earlier above, Ha Yeon Soo exposed a specific community cafe page which contained a number of harsh posts directed at the actress including sexual harassment, malicious accusations, defamation of character, and more. Later, the cafe page owner seemingly apologized to Ha Yeon Soo via a direct message.

We wish for a positive outcome for both parties.

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제가 특정 카페를 언급하며 악플러를 고소하겠다는 게시물에 보내주신 많은 공감과 응원의 말씀들, 그리고 비판들을 모두 잘 읽고 있습니다. 새벽녘인데 주무시지도 못하고 주신 다양한 말씀들 모두 진심으로 감사합니다. 오늘 새벽, 악플을 단 분의 메시지를 공개하고, 유튜브 출연을 제안했습니다. 고소보다도 그분과 대화하고 싶었습니다. 또, 이번 일을 계기로 성희롱 근절에 나서주실 마음이 있으신 건지 여쭤보고 싶었습니다. ⠀ 저는 저분의 얼굴조차 모르고, 미워하는 마음은 없습니다. 그러나 이번 사과는 제가 7년간 받은 숱한 성희롱에 대한 첫 사과입니다. 왜 고소하겠다고 나섰을 때야 비로소 사과를 받게 되었는지 생각해봅니다. 고소보다도, 어떻게 하면 성희롱이 사라질 수 있을지에 대해 고민하고 싶습니다. ⠀ 긴 글 읽어주셔서, 또 따뜻하게 응원해주셔서 진심으로 감사합니다.

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