Netizen ordered to pay S$10,000 in damages to EXO’s Lay

However, the singer waived off the debt after knowing of the netizen’s financial difficulties


On Tuesday (March 5), EXO’s Lay's (also known as Zhang Yixing) legal representatives, Beijing Xingquan Law Firm, began their court case against netizens who have defamed the singer on Weibo, a Chinese social networking site. The cases were heard by the Beijing Haidian District People's Court.

On that day, the court heard a number of cases against individuals who have spread rumours and slandered Lay’s name on Weibo, with a majority of the individuals apologising through their lawyers.

Many asked for the courts to show leniency, with their lawyers sharing that their clients have since deleted the posts in question.

A number of individuals were found guilty of defaming Lay’s name, with one particular individual, identified as Ms. Yang, being ordered to pay RMB 50,000 (approximately S$10,000) in damages to Lay.

However, as the defendant had submitted a letter of apology, as well as documents showing that she comes from a low-income family, Lay’s lawyers stated that the singer had chosen not to seek compensation from her. 

Photos: Beijing Xingquan Law Firm/Weibo, Lay/Instagram

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