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C-JeS Entertainment responds to rumors about JYJ's previous 'slave contract' with SM Entertainment

By elliefilet   Tuesday, April 11, 2017   102,816   2,915   178
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C-JeS Entertainment has responded to recent rumors concerning JYJ's previous "slave contract" with SM Entertainment.

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As previously reported, JYJ filed a lawsuit against SME in July of 2009, and the lawsuit ended in 2012 with both sides reaching an agreement. The documents from the case were recently revealed, and based on the documents, some are saying the slave contract assertions are false.

C-JeS Entertainment has now responded with their own statement on the matter on the agency's official website. The label stated, "False postings about the preliminary injunction order for the invalidation of the exclusive contract obtained by JYJ against SM Entertainment Inc. ('SM') in 2009 and the conciliation reached in 2012 between JYJ and SM have recently swept the Internet.  As such postings have caused confusions among fans at home and abroad not fully aware of the factual background, C-JeS Entertainment Corp. ('C-JeS') will explain JYJ's position below to avoid any further confusions."

The label then recounted court proceedings between JYJ and SM, affirming, "The court ordered that 'SM shall not, contrary to JYJ's will, negotiate or enter into a contract with a third party for JYJ's appearance in any TV program or movie, their participation in any performance or concert, their production of music records or their participation in any entertainment event or activity, or request third parties, including broadcasting companies, music production companies and concert agencies, to terminate their relationship with JYJ to interfere with JYJ's engagement in any entertainment activity.'"

When SME filed an objection, the courts found SM AND JYJ had an "exclusive contract on a subordinate relationship," and that a long-term contract such as that could not be justified. C-JeS concluded it will be taking legal action on JYJ's behalf against those who disseminate these groundless rumors.

Take a look at C-JeS' rebuttals to the rumors below:

① Some people alleged on the internet that the exclusive contract between SM and JYJ was not unfair on the grounds that the settlement amount SM paid to JYJ was smaller than the amount originally claimed by JYJ, and that SM paid such amount to JYJ only to settle the amount that should have been paid to JYJ in 2009 but was not paid due to the lawsuit.  However, JYJ agreed to reduce the settlement amount in order to settle the dispute as soon as possible, fearing protracted litigation will only waste the time and money and may make it impossible for JYJ to take part in the entertainment business of their own will for the litigation period.  
② Other people alleged on the internet that JYJ executed the 13-year long-term exclusive contract at the request of TVXQ members' parents.  The court, however, found that the members' negotiating powers were at their lowest at the time they signed their exclusive contract, which was right before the release of their debut album on January 14, 2004, and it is unfair and against good moral and public order for SM to have JYJ sign a long-term exclusive contract taking advantage of the situation where there is no alternative choice.  
③ People also alleged on the internet that the Korea Fair Trade Commission's order to take corrective measures is only applicable to those contracts between SM and its trainees.  In fact, the Korea Fair Trade Commission has repeatedly issued orders to take corrective measures with respect to the exclusive contracts between the entertainment agencies and their entertainers.  The controversy on the fairness of such contracts became widespread after the problems and issues related to the contracts between agencies and their trainees were raised.  

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Spartace8 Thursday, June 1, 2017

Just wanted to say the site who started spreading those false documents and lies aka TVXQ2 Gallery have shut down their site and made their twitter account private right after Cjes notice, coward and pathetic HoMin stans

Riley_jaejoong Thursday, May 4, 2017

SOMEONE ANSWER MY QUESTION PLZ Are JYJ allowed to promote on broadcast now? For instance, Music Bank... etc / go on variety t.v shows ??????

Julian5 Riley_jaejoong Thursday, May 11, 2017

No Sigh...

Spartace8 Riley_jaejoong Thursday, June 1, 2017

By law yes and from a long time ago, but SM is pulling strings and blocking them mafia style

Julian5 Wednesday, April 12, 2017

I'm proud of JYJ men always Brave to step up for their rights & fight back the hatred while spreading Love & Peace for their fans & Loved ones

Karagon9999 Julian5 Sunday, April 16, 2017

Hahaha JYJ and brave men wow, more like two faced pussies. So glad that they are over, They are all criminals.

Not_interested Karagon9999 Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Where is your proof??

Julian5 Not_interested Tuesday, April 18, 2017

lol what proof needs a hater bt hating

Not_interested Julian5 Tuesday, April 18, 2017

You know if he/she hates them that much, at least he/she should come up with some kind of proof and sue them instead of crying behind the computers.

Julian5 Not_interested Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Well those haters are just losers/cowards better ignore them

OhMyOppar1 Wednesday, April 12, 2017

I hate the JYJ retarded ! They have a rapist , pussy waker,and sexual perversion jaejoong . They also have an annoying fan ! I hope they will be deleted

Julian5 OhMyOppar1 Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Yeah Yeah that was all the scandals sm created for them bt they walked clean of all of it cuz Truths cannot be hidden forever ^^ Go Hate somewhere else pitiful hater!

Not_interested OhMyOppar1 Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Err shocked that such a baby knows about JYJ.

Hyeriioo Wednesday, April 12, 2017

I will never get bored with this fandom

jaejaeonly Wednesday, April 12, 2017

GO JYJ  love you ;)

Spartace8 Wednesday, April 12, 2017

as Korean fans alreay told us yesterday, stupid HoMin stans were deleting their stupid comments once they heard of the lawsuit from Intiz, pann ..shameless people

chiakisama Wednesday, April 12, 2017

most trolls here talking as if they have any knowledge on how the law works? it's funny hahahahaha since the beginning TVXQ had no bargaining power.. and SM took advantage of their weakness and desperation to sign the contract.. yes they're not forced to sign with a gun on their head.. but that does not make your contract reasonable and legal..

ReceivingLight Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Despite it all being said and done, you do have to wonder why the court never ruled in either's favour? It was 'sorted out' through mediation and that's odd considering the length of the trial and how Cjes is making it seem so... 'clear cut' for lack of better term.Irregardless doesn't this put JYJ's parents at fault, who as sound minded parental guardians, signed on their behalf?

Ninson ReceivingLight Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Court actually ruled in JYJ's favor. And you can read this in article: "such contract could not be justified". Court ruled to end contracts from the date when JYJ wanted to end them. Mediation was on amount of money that SM had to pay to JYJ in settlement. Fact that JYJ agreed on smaller amount than the amount that they claimed at first because they wanted to end mediation sooner doesn't mean that they lost. It just means that their freedom was more important for them than money in that time. And court granted them this freedom.

Spartace8 ReceivingLight Wednesday, April 12, 2017

The court put SM at fault, ruled in favor of JYJ and judged SM contracts unfair.

Julian5 ReceivingLight Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Just what in hell are u talking abt?? It was JYJ who won the lawsuit & sm had to pay them!! it s nt like the case of ex exo members who had to keep paying the company!! Even JaeJoong listed this as one of his happiest moment in life (winning the case against sm)

CCA Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Yes! Go CJES! Go JYJ! Sue their asses! JYJ needs justice!!!

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