The “unfair act of aggression” committed by SM Entertainment has been criticized by one of the three idols’ legal representatives.
On Thursday, June 1, members of boy band EXO—Baekhyun, Chen, and Xiumin—announced that they would be terminating their exclusive contracts with SM Entertainment and will be filing legal action against the company for late payments and unfair contracts.
Lawyer Lee Jae-hak for Baekhyun, Chen, and Xiumin said that SM Entertainment had been “unfair in regards to the artists’ exclusive contracts” in a statement that was posted on the Korean website Daum.
He disclosed that Baekhyun, Chen, and Xiumin have submitted seven requests for transparency regarding settlement details and the basis for those settlements since March 21.
He continued: The artists have the legal right to request transparent and accurate documentation of unresolved settlement grounds. The Cultural Industry Promotion Act and the artists’ contracts are legally binding on SM. SM maintains that they will not provide copies of this information despite this.
Lee continued by stating that SM had engaged in “grossly unfair aggression” by attempting to compel artists to sign lengthy contracts. He mentioned that SM provided singers with contracts that were legally enforceable for 13 years, which was longer than the typical seven-year contract that the government recommended.
“While considering the extended learner time frame, SM Diversion is forcing specialists into, what must be depicted, as alleged slave contracts enduring more than 20 years.”
Following the arrival of the assertion, fans have rushed to censure SM Amusement with some featuring its likenesses with the 2009 claim against the organization by ex-TVXQ individuals Kim Jae-joong, Park Yoo-chun and Kim Jun-su.
Baekhyun, Chen, and Xiumin’s future in the 2011-formed band has not been established. Luhan, Kris, and Tao, all former members of EXO, sued SM in the past for their “long contracts,” and they eventually left the group.
Source – cnalifestyle