Man Found Guilty of Libeling TV Presenter

A 31-year-old blogger was given a two-year suspended sentence on Friday for spreading false rumors that KBS presenter Hwang Soo-kyung was close to divorcing her husband.

The Seoul Central District Court also fined eight other people between W1 million (US$1=W1,054) and W5 million for spreading false rumors about celebrities and sports stars via free mobile messaging app KakaoTalk.

englishnews@chosun.com / Dec. 30, 2013 11:17 KST