Lee found himself under significant pressure. He says:
“[Samsung] used the legal system to block me from reporting anything against them or anything that made them uncomfortable. It was a waste of time. I was branded a troublemaker because people think legal cases harmed my company’s reputation.”
Yet Samsung seems capable enough of making trouble for itself. In 2008, the current Samsung chairman, Lee Kun-Hee, stepped down after his house and offices were raided and a police investigation began into claims that the corporation was maintaining a slush fund to bribe court officials and politicians.