A South Korean man has been arrested for spreading lesbian rumors about a member of girl group Lovelyz.
In November, the man, only identified as A, posed as an ex-girlfriend of Seo Ji-soo on internet forums and accused the singer of sexual assault.
Seoul police tracked the man down using his IP address and charged him with spreading malicious rumors. The arrest was made last month but was only reported on Wednesday (11 February).
Seo, 22, missed promotions for Lovelyz’s debut single due to pyschological trauma. Her label, Woolim Entertainment, denied rumors she had left the group but said she would be on hiatus until the case was closed.
Police said they had passed the case to prosecutors and could not reveal the identity of the man until he the investigation was over.