Yu-na drops defamation suit against Prof. Hwang
Source: Korea Times
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You're really enjoying it, aren't you Simba lol
So she really had no hope of winning and the suit was generating bad publicity. No surprises there.
I don't see anything that leads to the conclusion that she couldn't win legally. The question seems to be whether it would cost her more in terms of reputation and marketability if she went on with it. I think the mistake was not to realize that it would and to take another approach.
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I don't know that the lawsuit would have cost her anything with respect to reputation. My sense was the lawsuit was keeping the issue in the media, and this was giving the professors lots more exposure than he would have otherwise. So removing the lawsuit was taking away his platform.
In that respect, I think that was a smart decision.
Simba, your post is kinda an infringement of copyright. You and FSU could be confronted with being filed.
And the article from Korea times is as hostile as always with comments from nowhere. No surprise at all.
ETA: I reported simba's post.
Last edited by RunnersHigh; 06-15-2012 at 10:54 PM.
This too will pass away.
Some rattle their sabers at us, but really? Suing over something like that would be a major headache and hardly worth the time or expense.
That doesn't mean we don't want to be compliant with the law or that we don't appreciate it when someone reports such posts, just that it's usually not some major deal.
Trolling dates all the way back to 397 B.C. - People began following Plato around and would make fart noises after everything he said.
This Korea Times's reporter doesn't know or pretends not to know how professor Hwang's reputation got damaged.Following the suit, reactions have turned favorably toward Hwang.
After this issue, the masses' idea about him turned from 'a famous university's professor who appears often in TV' to 'a authoritarian psycho'.
It is somewhat fatal for him who loves the media activities more than lectures.
Anyway, this guy, Hwang who is a attnetionb-seeker, got really his reputation damaged and will never be invited by TV or raido.
That's where you find out that one or both parties are "psycho" or if the suit has any basis.
That way you reduce the risk of embarassment by filing what appear to be "waste of time" lawsuits which require your supporters to trash talk to make you look good.
Team YuNa appears to be from the "fire then aim" school at times.
I don't even like Yu-na all that much, and I was all set to agree with the people who said Yu-na had overreacted until I realized that this was a professor from a different university!
I completely agree that it's unfair that some celebrities/athletes just skirt by at colleges and are given special treatment, but in this case he wasn't speaking "in general", he was making an individual accusation, which was completely unfounded as he doesn't even teach at her university.
Many people assume all celebrities who want to attend college aren't actually earning the degree, or only got in due to their name. This is often true, but not always. I would be absolutely fuming if someone discredited my hard work based upon the actions of others.
With that said, I do agree that perhaps a simple public statement would've sufficed, rather than a lawsuit..maybe even with the support of one of her actual professors.
EDIT: I have read about the whole Tablo fiasco and honestly my blood was boiling. The extent to which these people had gone, the high level of delusion, the obsession. It's frightening.
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One of the reasons that whole controversy grew to the extent it did was that his very own cousin (a very bitter, delusional individual I might add) fanned the flames (although he later retracted much of it). To Tablo's haters, who could be a more credible source than his own cousin? After it was verified that someone with his name did graduate (and Stanford professors even stepped forward to verify), they then tracked down another Stanford graduate with the same name and even accused him of being paid off by Tablo to play along with the fact that Tablo had graduated. The person in question was legit stalked online just because he had the same name!!!
It literally RUINED Tablo's life for many years, and ruined the lives of his relatives, including his brother (who lost his job because of it!!). Wired did a really amazing story on the entire ordeal that will boggle your mind:
Last edited by iarispiralllyof; 07-29-2012 at 07:03 AM.
^ Very, ridiculously overdue comments on your part, don't you think? People have moved on and facts came out immediately already back then. I recommend you to move on as well
*Initial rude reply edited out*
I didn't realize it was so old when I first responded to it
Last edited by iarispiralllyof; 07-29-2012 at 06:46 AM.