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Posted by AKP STAFF Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Lion Media countersues Younha over breached contract damages


Last month, singer Younha announced that she'd be suing her agency, Lion Media, in addition to terminating her contract with them due to its questionable validity. On August 23rd, the Seoul Central District Court revealed to Star News that Lion Media would be counter-suing the singer for $1 million USD. The court explained, "Younha's agency, Lion Media, has filed a counter suit against Younha for $ 1 million USD to recover damages they suffered from Younha's breach of contract." Younha's legal team team responded, "When Younha signed, she was merely a 15 year old minor who knew nothing of the realities of the industry.She signed an exclusive contract with unfair terms." Younha's representatives explained, "Younha's contract included unfair terms where she was only receiving 10% of her digital sales. Lion Media also failed to distribute her income properly and also forced her to release albums that weren't completed fully due to lack of budgets, impacting her musical career." They continued, "At the end of 2008, she was diagnosed with shingles but forced to continue promoting while holding back her pain. Despite being hospitalized in January of 2010 for laryngitis, Lion Media failed to cancel her scheduled activities, forcing her to lip sync on stage." The two parties will be opening a mediation meeting on September 21st. Source + Photos: Star News via Nate, Herald M via Naver Tip: Cindy

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