Daily Joongang of Korea tried to reach Hankyung but was unable to reach him as he is currently in China. Instead, they were able to speak with his legal representatives.
– We heard that two separate actions were taken.
“To put it simply, the first action seeks to relieve him from the unfair contract and the second action asks to suspend the contract until the decision is made for the first one so that Hankyung may act on his individual will for the time being.”
– When did Hankyung start planning on this action?
“We cannot answer that. We can only answer within the boundaries of what is described on the file.”
– His arguments are the same as that of the three members of TVXQ / DBSK?
“Very similar. Hankyung also has 13 year contract with unfair terms.”
– Did Hankyung have any contacts with the three members?
“We’re not sure. He will soon release an official statement so wait for that.”
– Has the date for the first trial been decided yet?
“The file did not even fully go through yet. DBSK’s case took about two and a half months until a partial ruling was given and we expect about the same amount of time to be taken for this case. DBSK’s case had numerous negotiations for settlements and couple trials so it took longer than usual. We hope that Hankyung’s case would not be so long.”
– Does Hankyung want to continue as Super Junior or does he want out?
“We don’t know. Nothing has been decided in terms of Super Junior.”
– We heard that he is preparing for solo activities in China.
“We haven’t heard anything about that.”
Looks like SM Entertainment just might lose another star… After the JaeChunSu trio turned their backs against their company in regards to their unfair contract, Hankyung (Hangeng) of Super Junior decided to follow their lead and attempt to opt out as well. According to a related source in China, Hankyung filed a request at the Seoul Central District Court to make his contract with SM Entertainment null and void at noon on the 21st. Hankyung, who is well-known as the only Chinese member in Super Junior, is popular amongst both the Asian youth and media. With his good reputation and talent, many speculated that the singer would go on to have a very successful solo career as well. However, rumor has it that the contract forbade Hankyung from pursuing a solo career, creating a rift that led to this contract termination request. The press stated,”No specific details have yet been released towards this termination request. However, it is likely the reason is because of the unfairness the contract holds in regards to Hankyung’s personal development.”
News have came late that Super Junior member HanKyung has filed for contract termination with management company SM Entertainment. This was according to a Chinese media on 21st December, “Super Junior member HanKyung has filed for the provisional disposition of the exclusive contract with SM Entertainment at the Seoul Central District Court. According to this Chinese media report, “Even though the details to the request for invalidation of the exclusive contract cannot be revealed, it has been interpreted that there are unreasonable conditions in the contract with SM Entertainment and HanKyung is doing this for his future personal development.” Meanwhile, it has been known that member KyuHyun wrote on his minihompy today, “”Even a beast don’t bite the hand that feeds one… I can not understand” (In English)
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