Heo Moon-ho, 51, the former manager of the Lotte Giants in the Korean baseball organization, said he has donated the settlement money he received from his detractors.
On April 4, Heo wrote on his social media, “I sued malicious people, not fans,” and “Please don’t call fans malicious people. They are not fans,” he wrote.
“There are still (additional) lawsuits pending,” he continued, “and I will continue to donate the money received from the settlement to the needy, excluding attorney fees.”
“It’s okay to call me names,” Heo said, adding, “I filed the lawsuit to catch the indiscriminate comments, so there’s no need to sue now. I only ask that you refrain from criticizing my family. I’ll take the criticism about me,” he added.
He was fired about a year and a half after taking over as Lotte’s head coach in November 2019.
Lotte failed to qualify for the postseason in 2020, Heo’s first year in charge, with a record of 71 wins, 72 losses, one draw and a seventh-place finish. In the 2021 season, Heo was relieved of his duties after posting a record of 12 wins and 18 losses in 30 games 스포츠토토.
Following his dismissal, Heo took legal action after a spate of online abuse directed at him and his family.