The root of the story was when Moon Geun Young was rumored to lead upcoming SBS drama Chungdamdong Alice, several media informed that the story was based on a novel by writer Lee Hye Kyung titled Chungdamdong Ohdoori.
When the drama’s lead cast fixed with Moon Geun Young and Park Shi Hoo, there’s a plagiarism allegation for Chungdamdong Alice.
The allegation came from the publisher company of novel Chungdamdong Ohdoori.
They revealed that they have been preparing a TV drama series based on that novel for the last 2 years. They also made a contract with the novel’s author Lee Hye Kyung.
But they were surprised when news came out that SBS will make a drama titled Chungdamdong Alice, and they said that SBS drama have a 90% similarity with their novel, including character, setting and storyline.
SBS made a press statement on August 30 to deny the allegation. SBS said , there’s nothing in common between Chungdamdong Alice and Chungdamdong Ohdoori except the title ‘Chungdamdong’ and the leading man’s occupation as a CEO of a fashion company.
SBS also said that their writer Kim Ji Woon, Kim Young Hyun, Park Sang Hyun and Kim Jin Hee have been preparing Chungdamdong Alice for 2 years and surprised with the plagiarism accusation because the two has no similarity.
SBS also denied rumor which stated that a writer of Chungdamdong Alice received an autograph from Chungdamdon Ohdoori’s writer, Lee Hye Jung.
Chungdamdong Alice will replace Five Fingers next December.
Source : Stoo