Internet novel author Ttangbyeol (actual identify Jung Eun Sook) has said she is taking authorized motion in opposition to Hong Jung Eun and Hong Mi Ran, the writers of tvN’s “Hwayugi.”
In March, Ttangbyeol posted a weblog entry outlining the similarities between her novel “Aeyugi” and the drama “Hwayugi.” Both works are based mostly on the traditional Chinese novel “Journey to the West.” Hong Jung Eun and Hong Mi Ran responded that that they had by no means seen or heard of the novel, and that “Hwayugi” had been in conception earlier than the publishing of “Aeyugi.”
Ttangbyeol lately introduced by means of one other weblog submit that she has filed a lawsuit in opposition to Hong Jung Eun and Hong Mi Ran (the Hong sisters) for plagiarism of her work.
The creator said, “I’m legally disputing plagiarism with reference to ‘Hwayugi’ as I obtained the skilled opinion that even when they’re concepts, they’re protected underneath copyright. As the Hong sisters, who wrote ‘Hwayugi,’ have denied every part, I ended up formally pursuing a lawsuit.”
Ttangbyeol added, “I’ll solely say this a lot as I’ve been instructed that posting detailed info can have an effect on the trial. However, I’ll reveal that the variety of points introduced up within the lawsuit has elevated to 22, versus the unique depend of 10. Whichever aspect it might be, justice will be seen in courtroom.”
Studio Dragon, the manufacturing firm behind “Hwayugi,” has said that they have contacted the Hong sisters for their response.