LG Releases Surveillance Clip To Counter Samsung Over Washer Damage
LG Electronics has released a surveillance video clip, on YouTube, in which it negates the allegations of intentionally damaging Samsung Electronics Co Ltd washing machines, reports Reuters.
Earlier, LG’s appliance chief was accused of vandalizing rival Samsung’s washing machines. However, the recent video explains that he was just ‘testing’ the Samsung’s appliances in a plain view at a store in Germany.
Three of the LG Electronics’ employees including Jo Seong Jin, head of LG’s Home Appliance and Air Solution company, were persecuted by South Korean prosecutors in September. This prosecution heated up the clash between the two South Korean Electronic companies, LG and Samsung, and the former has now released the below video to clear its position.
In this nearly 9-minute video Jo and other LG employees can be seen visiting a Samsung shop in Berlin, Germany. The officials are seen examining the appliances by opening and closing them, which occasionally makes Samsung retailers to look at them.
“There were many people around besides those I was on this business trip with, and Samsung workers were looking on right next to us,” Jo said in a statement. “They would not have stood by had I deliberately damaged a washing machine.”
On the other hand, Samsung has challenged the credibility of the video released by LG. It says that Jo’s attempt to damage Samsung’s washing machine can not be noted from the video as the video zooms in on Jo at that very instant. When asked, Samsung said it considers releasing the original video “inappropriate.”
Although, LG agreed to pay the “accidental damage,” done to four washing machines of Samsung, it couldn’t stop itself from doing an opportunistic attack on its rival’s product. This made Samsung file a complaint against LG.
LG has confronted the complaint so the dispute between business enemies has not been ended up. South Korean prosecutors did try to resolve the recent issue but their efforts went in vain.
Abubaker Zahoor writes on diverse topics with special interest in innovations, tech-ethics, and inter-and intra- organizational business relationships.