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SM Entertainment wins a lawsuit against Tao

By thewesterngirl   Tuesday, January 5, 2016   250,958   47,655   881



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SM Entertainment had released an official statement announcing that they have won a lawsuit against former EXO member Tao. The agency has won the lawsuit regarding Tao failing to pay back the amount he owes the company.

The following is the public statement made by SM Entertainment:

SM Entertainment is currently in lawsuits against EXO members Kris, Luhan and Tao for violating their exclusive contracts by taking part in illegal promotions in China. 
Among those is the 'temporary payment claim' lawsuit against Tao made on October 13, 2015, where Tao violated the duty to repay. It has been ruled by the Intermediate People's Court in the Qingdao, Shandong, China that Tao should repay SM Entertainment for the temporary payment that he has delayed to pay back.

Last April, after Tao left EXO without notice, he asked for a temporary payment from SM. SM Entertainment wanted to sincerely do everything they could as his agency and gave him his temporary payment.
However, even though Tao clearly knew the bank account of the concerned party, he failed to pay back the amount in the promised time. And he went against common sense and went to the Korean court to file a lawsuit [to nullify his contract].
The Chinese competent court ruled that Tao violated the law and had a breach of promise, resulting in 'right prevailing in the end'.
As a public figure, Tao did anything but act morally and informally had illegal entertainment activities under a different Chinese company.
He clearly violated the 'sportsmanship of a contract' and 'God's principle of integrity' which China emphasizes. He ignored the standard morals as a member of society.
SM Entertainment will not just remain with this ruling, but will take legal measures to confront all action regarding the lawful interests of SM and EXO.
We will represent the good intentions of the victims, and prevent any damage happening between Korea and China's cultural exchange because of Kris, Luhan and Tao's violation of the law and behavior of breaching their promise.

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fairytaeil Tuesday, June 28, 2016

This article makes Krislutao sound like criminals wtf

XNUT_Channie fairytaeil Wednesday, June 29, 2016

HAHAH! yeah!

Bomshakalaka Thursday, April 28, 2016

And this is why I'm with YG and JYP if someone wants to leave they let them leave with no drama. I really feel bad for Kris,Tao and Luhan that they had to go through this. I can't believe some people think Jessica left by choice I mean wouldn't SM drop a lawsuit against her just like with the three boys. SM only cares about that money and sometimes I feel like they're forgetting their artists are "human" too. Just watched tao's interview poor guy was under so much stress and pressure. There's even been numerous times sm artists were forced to perform injured/sick and some even passed out on stage due to exhaustion. I'm not even gonna mention Exo M and Sm's racism. I really hope Tao and others are ok now ❤

Musicz Monday, January 11, 2016

This article seems quite biased and fishy.....hmm...Didn't he try to call them multiple times and SM didn't' respond or something? ;

Sigh. At least this didn't happen to my luhan <3 lol memories of my obsession with luhan before I changed

JerzeeGyrl Saturday, January 9, 2016

Good. I hate him and how he left. It was shady as fuck. Kris and Luhan may have left, but they weren't sneaky about it. So the court in China not Korea ruled that he is shady and dishonorable. Good for them.

justnoona Friday, January 8, 2016

Really not a surprise at all

Hyun_kortalian Wednesday, January 6, 2016

recently it has been noted that Tao did in fact ask for the account number to pay the money but well I guess something didn't work out in this situation. oh well can't always trust what the media says thats for sure

nanuk Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Honestly, only Tao and SM ENT would know the truth (and even then, only certain people in SM). Of course as onlookers we're all choosing sides based on biases and what we're reading in the media (despite knowing, too, how often the media doesn't know wtf is happening either).

KpopPoochie Wednesday, January 6, 2016

I don't know if this story true or not but don't forget SM entertainment is ~start singing~ all about the money money money, they don't care about any body body, they just want the mooo-ney, don't forget about the mooo-ney

KpopPoochie Wednesday, January 6, 2016

I don't know if this story is true or not but don't forget SM entertainment is ~start singing~ all about the money money money, they don't care about any body body, they just want the mooo-ney, don't forget about the mooo-ney

krell Wednesday, January 6, 2016

SUPER SMe Agency ; 'Korea Fighting' for TRUTH; JUSTICE ... ;

And "GOD's PRINCIPLE of INTEGRITY !!!" ... ;

krell Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Scroll UP ; Play! ; Enjoy! ... @Milie_Graham

Milie_Graham Thursday, January 7, 2016

@krell OHMY GOOOOOOOD!!!!!! That is what "SM" stood for all along!!!!! And we all thought the agency was named after its creator... silly us! They are true heroes :')

krell Thursday, January 7, 2016

@Milie_Graham ... (Joking) Yes, and I heard that LEE *SOO-PER MAN* (SMe Agency Founder) secretly named his DOG as KRYPTO !!! ... ;-)

Milie_Graham Friday, January 8, 2016

@krell And I heard KrypTAOnite is Lee sooper man's weakness!

jenouh Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Anyway , in this situation , i admit that Tao was at fault .

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