Mnet has announced their official position after the Seoul Court disclose the identities of victims of the 'Produce 101' vote manipulation.
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Mnet said on November 18 that, "Mnet respects the court's judgment and humbly accepts the ruling. We apologize again for causing a big social stir."
Regarding the victims of vote rigging, Kim Suhyun, Seo Hyelin, Sung Hyun Woo, Kang Dong Ho, Lee Gaeun, Han Chowon, Timothée Anzardi, Kim Kook Heon, Lee Jin Woo, Koo Jung Mo, Lee Jin Hyuk, and Geum Dong Hyun, Mnet said, "There is no way to feel sorry for the deeply hurt trainees and their families," and added, "Mnet has been discussing the compensations for the victims that we had identified on our own. Some of the compensations have been completed, and some of them are underway."
The following is Mnet's statement on the revelation at the 'Produce 101' appeals court.
"There was an appeal for Mnet's 'Produce 101' case today.
Mnet respects the court's judgment and humbly accepts the outcome of the ruling. Once again, We apologize for causing such a big social stir.
In particular, during the trial, the list of trainees affected by the 'Produce 101' series manipulation was released. We feel sorry for the victims and their families who have been deeply hurt by us.
Since the incident, Mnet has been discussing compensations for the victims we had identified on our own. Some of the compensations have been completed, and some of them are in progress. We will do our best to ensure that all the victims who have been revealed through this trial fully receive the damage compensations.
Once again, we sincerely apologize to the trainees who were affected by us, to their families, and to all the viewers who whole-heartedly supported the 'Produce 101' Series."