An official statement has been released regarding Taeyeon’s car accident and malicious comments.

On December 4, her agency SM Entertainment shared a statement confirming that she apologized to the other parties involved in the accident and that she is working with insurance companies to compensate for the damages.

The statement also reveals, “In addition, we are gathering groundless rumors and malicious comments posing personal attacks, which have been spreading on the Internet after the car accident, and lawsuits will be filed.”

“In 2014, those spreading malicious comments and rumors were sued and received legal punishment. Including those with this incident, we will take strong legal action against rumors and malicious comments in the future,” the statement concludes.

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