MOMOLAND‘s Nancy was the target of an illegal hidden camera by her own staff, during 2019’s Asia Artist Awards in Vietnam. Illegal footage of her changing was uploaded onto a K-Pop forum and was swiftly reported to the company.

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MLD Entertainment then made a statement promising legal action and thanked fans for caring about their artists. On January 15, 2021, MLD Entertainment released a follow-up statement.

The agency will be taking strict punishment without settlement against not only the original perpetrator but also those that have spread the photos online.

We plan on taking strict punishment against the without any settlement, based on illegal filming and spread for the original perpetrator. Perpetrators who have secondarily spread the photos will also be dealt with, without settlement.

— MLD Entertainment

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They request fans to continue to send information and PDFs to the company and thank fans for their constant support.

We will be grateful if fans can save relevant posts and accounts as PDFs or screencaptures and send it to MLD Entertainment.

— MLD Entertainment

The full statement can be read below.

Hello, this is MLD Entertainment.

We are writing to inform you about the strong legal action that is currently being undertaken, with regards to the recent incident involving illegal editing and spread of photos of our agency artist Nancy, on social media.

We are currently working with the Kyunggi Nambu Provincial Police Agency Cyber Crime Department to investigate the issue. We plan on taking strict punishment against the without any settlement, based on illegal filming and spread for the original perpetrator. Perpetrators who have secondarily spread the photos will also be dealt with, without settlement.

We will cooperate with investigations in order to protect our agency artist and will continue to make efforts to monitor the situation should any more harm occur additionally.

We will be grateful if fans can save relevant posts and accounts as PDFs or screencaptures and send it to MLD Entertainment.

We are always grateful for love and support to our agency artist and we will continue to protect our artists’ rights and dignity in the future.

Thank you.

— MLD Entertainment