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Official documents reveal SM's 'slave contract' with JYJ did not exist to begin with

By jennywill   18 days ago   236,544   9,576   685
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JYJ had filed a lawsuit against SM Entertainment on July 31st, 2009. The lawsuit ended in 2012 with both sides reaching an agreement. Because of requests from JYJ's lawyers, the agreement had not been revealed, but in 2015, a law was passed that allowed anyone who requested documents from a civil case to see them.


The documents from the case were requested, and the site TVXQtime.com organized points for quite some surprising results.


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Claims from both sides



SM to JYJ:


The contract between SM and JYJ is written with profit division in JYJ's favor, and therefore is valid. Therefore, there is a liability to JYJ to pay SM for damages. JYJ needs to pay 2.2 billion KRW (approximately 1.9 million USD) that SM suffered in damages that resulted from JYJ refusing to do schedules such as the Simcheon Concert and the CF deals.


JYJ to SM:


1. If SM interferes with JYJ promotions, they must pay 20 million KRW (approximately 17,000 USD) each time.

2. The profit division in SM's contract is unfair, so SM must pay JYJ the difference as calculated by the ratio JYJ wants according to the February 15th, 2007 contract (2nd revision) for all profits before and after.

3. Pay JYJ the profits from 2009 that they did not receive due to the lawsuit.

4. Pay about 5 billion KRW (approximately 4.3 million KRW) total as a sum of 2 and 3. Also include an interest of 20% per year not paid.


Conciliation protocol from the court






1. The contract between JYJ and SM is valid until July 31st, 2009, and it is now over.

2. Out of JYJ's claims, only the pay not given in 2009 is recognized. SM Entertainment must pay each of the JYJ members 650 million KRW (approximately 570,000 USD) within 10 days.

3. SM and JYJ must not get in each other's way.

4. The lawsuit fees must be paid by themselves, and all demand for damages is dismissed.


In other words, the 'slave contract' that JYJ had insisted upon was not true, as if it were, the court would have ordered SM Entertainment to pay the full amount JYJ had demanded, not to mention dismiss that the contract had ever been valid. Instead, the court only ordered SM Entertainment pay them the amount for 2009 that JYJ members had not received because of the lawsuit. 


As for unfair contract terms, the court had agreed that SM Entertainment's contract terms were not unfair. All of the costs are taken in by SM Entertainment themselves, and the members get a percentage of not the pure profit, but the total sales (meaning before costs and such are subtracted). It was also recognized that there is profit only after 50,000 albums were sold. On top of that, SM Entertainment gives an incentive of 50 million KRW when they reach over 500,000 albums sold, and 100 million when over 1 million albums are sold. This means that the members are paid extra when they reached that amount sold. Additionally, for CFs and overseas promotions, the members' profit ratio to SM's ratio was actually 7:3, in TVXQ's favor. 


As for the 13 year contract, it was revealed that originally, the contract period was 10 years. After rumors that Jaejoong was being rotated out, the five members and parents themselves requested that the contract period be lengthened.


In a temporary disposition, made quickly so JYJ could promote, the court had ruled the contract unfair. However, that ruling was temporary and had already expired by 2012. The recent revisions to contracts are for trainees, not for current label artists.


Additionally, proof to SM Entertainment pressuring broadcast stations against featuring JYJ had never been found even after investigations. Instead, station PDs revealed that JYJ had never even requested deliberation for broadcast (like everyone must do), and that no one had blocked them even when JYJ was recruited for radio shows.


What do you think of this turnout?

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atravista 8 days ago

hh poor JYJ stans

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Julian5 atravista 7 days ago

poor homin stan

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atravista Julian5 7 days ago

I'm very happy now lmao

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Spartace8 atravista 5 days ago

you don't look so though, you look very pathetic and sad all the time.

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atravista Spartace8 4 days ago

No i'm so happy, you just can't see it lmao

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artemist 15 days ago

Well this is written in a one-sided fashion. There's a reason that the JYJ won the case...the Court deemed the contract illegal based on its contents, length, etc. Also SM is still guilty of having JYJ blacklisted...the court proceedings ended how long ago? And JYJ haven't performed on broadcast in years despite having comebacks together and individually. So any claim that SM is remotely innocent in this is complete crap.

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beashineeshawol 16 days ago

I don't understand why this law in 2015 allowed the non-involved people to view documents all willy-nilly...like what was the reasoning behind this? Once again the pain is all back again for fans. Sigh.

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ketisanmo beashineeshawol 16 days ago

It seem the same document from years back.and someone from dc tvxq made a fanfic from it

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ketisanmo 16 days ago

And AKP just post it as though it is a news

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GDYBMINO beashineeshawol 15 days ago

it's the same old documents, but a Duo stan/JYJ antifan wrote her own summary based on her own hate feelings to JYJ (you can see clearly when she claimed it's JYJ who refuse going to show whereis the logic) and allkpop tried to pass that as "new docs" ? it was an ass act of both esp allkpop, JYJ already won their lawsuit and as you said there's a JYJ law all of this is just allkpop trying to get clicks

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LETIDOLSDATE 16 days ago

LOL from tv2xq site ot2 which is biased against jyj. Did u actually see FTC Fair Trade comission(the reliabe one) investigated SM? It is all proven SM really did block former artiste. You guys should read Fair trade comision investigated SM search on google -> "FTC orders SM to correct wrongdoings against JYJ.". Allkpop is so lame af.SM is blocking jessica activities as well. After jessica released album fly it was doing pretty good on charts then SM started boycotting they removed her name on inkigayo poll when her votes was already leading, they cancelled her apperance one-sided on sbs youngstreet radio and mbc talk show radio star. Jessica has answered her fans question on wonderland showcase that she cant appear anymore on tv she gave indication how she got blocked. Sm really has so much control and power even Fair trade comission investigated SM. Search on google -> "FTC orders SM to correct wrongdoings against JYJ.". FTC also helped JYJ to set up JYJ new law but look it barely works it just proved how powerful and high influence SM is. SHADY

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KeiSkies LETIDOLSDATE 16 days ago

u r absolutely right... even there is last minutes schedule JYJ was removed as a spokesperson n replace by Girl Generation... Jessica was on top 5 bes female album even beat tiffany... but she cant promote it on national tv... hmmm sm surely control freak

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starempress LETIDOLSDATE 16 days ago

Why is it that every time I get called back to this article, you are always within latest comments, do you repost every few hours?

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senders127 LETIDOLSDATE 15 days ago

Yeah this is what I had heard happened, but reading the official news report was helpful. I don't think it's any secret that SM blocks people from promoting once they leave so I don't know why this article saying they don't is worth any merit.

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shyloone LETIDOLSDATE 8 days ago

yes thats old too, we all know what SM did to JYJ,

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Risingofthestar 16 days ago

Whoever posted this just show true colors clearly biased SM Stan. Whoever posted this clearly the intention tryna brainwashing readers just embarrassing themselves because we all know there is already actual proof Fair Trade Commission has spoken up about SM blocking former artist and threatening TV stations by sending threat letters that they will pull out their artiste if TV stations let formers artist to be on TV. SM is blocking Jessica too. Im sure readers are smart enough to read and believe things

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CamelKnight 16 days ago

It's a shame I don't have any Korean language skills. Otherwise I would read this stuff myself. Perhaps AKP should've done that too instead of relying on a different website to do their work for them. I'm not saying the other website is lying or biased, I'm saying you can only really know if you read the documents yourself.

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LETIDOLSDATE 16 days ago

LOL from tv2xq site ot2 which is biased against jyj. Did u actually see FTC Fair Trade comission(the reliabe one) investigated SM? It is all proven SM really did block former artiste. You guys should read Fair trade comision investigated SM search on google -> "FTC orders SM to correct wrongdoings against JYJ.". Allkpop is so lame af.SM is blocking jessica activities as well. After jessica released album fly it was doing pretty good on charts then SM started boycotting they removed her name on inkigayo poll when her votes was already leading, they cancelled her apperance one-sided on sbs youngstreet radio and mbc talk show radio star. Jessica has answered her fans question on wonderland showcase that she cant appear anymore on tv she gave indication how she got blocked. Sm really has so much control and power even Fair trade comission investigated SM. Search on google -> "FTC orders SM to correct wrongdoings against JYJ.". FTC also helped JYJ to set up JYJ new law but look it barely works it just proved how powerful and high influence SM is. SHADY

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Risingofthestar 16 days ago

Whoever posted this just show true colors clearly biased SM Stan. Whoever posted this clearly the intention tryna brainwashing readers just embarrassing themselves because we all know there is already actual proof Fair Trade Commission has spoken up about SM blocking former artist and threatening TV stations by sending threat letters that they will pull out their artiste if TV stations let formers artist to be on TV. SM is blocking Jessica too. Im sure readers are smart enough to read and believe things.

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808b Risingofthestar 16 days ago

Not sure about Jessica. Never assume things.

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Spartace8 16 days ago

So here is what happened, the same documents of the lawsuit are the same old, a HoMin stan picked the documents and made a summary of her own, and it's from her own perspective there's no slave contract (counrt never said it isn't in the documents) and it's from her own fucking retarded opinion it's JYJ who refuse TV appearance ?! allkpop running out if article spread the stupid antifan fanfiction and called it "official documents revealed bla bla bla" as if there are new documents ? lmao and what are you going to do about JYJ winning their lawsuit or the FTC changes ? deny it too ? No matter how you were in need of clicks you should never play with such a serious matter in Kpop and mislead new Kpop fans who know nothing about. is that normal that it's the second time in row you pick 2vxq stan hate rumors against JYJ and spread them ? I don't think this attitude is normal what do you have against JYJ allkpop ? is someone paying you to do this you never cover the good news about them for a long while now but you pick up antifans fanfiction and put them in news ?When are HoMin coming back from militarty service so that their bored butthurt delulu stans focus on them and leave JYJ alone rather than digging in 7 years old matter and try to mislead them thinking that nobody would notice the wrong things the bitches have made up.

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LETIDOLSDATE 16 days ago

LOL from tv2xq site ot2 which is biased against jyj. Did u actually see FTC Fair Trade comission(the reliabe one) investigated SM? It is all proven SM really did block former artiste. You guys should read Fair trade comision investigated SM search on google -> "FTC orders SM to correct wrongdoings against JYJ.". Allkpop is so lame af.SM is blocking jessica activities as well. After jessica released album fly it was doing pretty good on charts then SM started boycotting they removed her name on inkigayo poll when her votes was already leading, they cancelled her apperance one-sided on sbs youngstreet radio and mbc talk show radio star. Jessica has answered her fans question on wonderland showcase that she cant appear anymore on tv she gave indication how she got blocked. Sm really has so much control and power even Fair trade comission investigated SM. Search on google -> "FTC orders SM to correct wrongdoings against JYJ.". FTC also helped JYJ to set up JYJ new law but look it barely works it just proved how powerful and high influence SM is. SHADY

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