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'Produce 101's Lee Hae In and Lee Soo Hyun file lawsuits to terminate contracts

By elliefilet   Thursday, May 19, 2016   110,763   4,109   0



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Lee Hae In and Lee Soo Hyun of 'Produce 101' have filed lawsuits to terminate their contracts with their agency SS Entertainment.

SEE ALSO: 'Produce 101' season 1's Heo Chanmi debuting again through a new girl group

On May 19, their legal rep stated the two filed the suit on the 4th, citing unfair length of contract and content. The rep said, "The length of the exclusive contract is too long, and the scope of the contract is too broad in that it affects their freedom with economic activity. They didn't receive an explanation of the contract content nor did they ever see the contract."

The lawyer further stated Lee Hae In and Lee Soo Hyun were not given the proper vocal or dance training, and SS Entertainment failed to debut them within a year as agreed upon.

The agency commented, "We learned of their lawsuit through headlines. We're opening up channels for discussion and will announce our stance afterwards."
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williamdio Sunday, June 12, 2016

If they never leave Jellyfish, they will be a part of Gx9 and debut now...

Gaizuu_Once Tuesday, May 24, 2016

I mean there is so much controversy around Produce 101Even IOI too had many controversy since they debut

fashlee_01 Friday, May 20, 2016

I have a question here..Did the trainee got paid?

Winston fashlee_01 Friday, May 20, 2016

Trainee? as in someone who goes to the agency and get free training in singing and dancing, while trying to be an idol under the company. Hmm nope, why would the company pay them, when they are already BURNing their own money to train them, thats why there is a contract, for the agency to recover their training costs when they debut. or if they debut.

fashlee_01 Winston Saturday, May 21, 2016

Oh okay tq..

dreamYoonyul Thursday, May 19, 2016

I hope they find a good company and debut soon. They both are really talented. Maybe they can reunite with some Produce 101 members too, that would be awesome.

intricate Thursday, May 19, 2016

mfw so many people think a contract is something holy.

Chrysantheneum intricate Friday, May 20, 2016

This isn't about morals, or something holy. This is strictly business and in business, personal feelings don't exist. A contract is never holy, but it does is a legal agreement you can't back out of. Why would you otherwise make a contract. It supposedly should serve both of the parties in their best interest, but if one fails to make good agreements, than that their fault. In legal terms

intricate Chrysantheneum Friday, May 20, 2016

if both parties agree to change the contract in order to create a better working environment for both the artist and the management, what do you think is the best way to deal with it? Leave the artist incredibly unhappy with a feeling of betrayal and mistrust towards their own management, or renegotiate so that everyone can be as productive as they can? Even with a contract, you can't force people to do something they don't want to do. And unless the artist in particular is an actual fraudulent scammer, whenever an artist is particularly unhappy about a contract it's usually because the contract is unlawful to begin with. There's a reason K-showbiz is described as resembling 50ies Hollywood, and it's not a good reason.

juanpcchicken Chrysantheneum Friday, May 20, 2016

they never saw the contract which is not "agreed upon by both parties"

krell Thursday, May 19, 2016

LEE HAE IN and LEE SOO HYUN 'cover' song (We) "Won't Back Down!" ... ;-)

krell Thursday, May 19, 2016

I would suggest that the K-pop Industry needs to have *standardized* contracts for Trainees. And also, an *INDEPENDENT* Industry Review LEGAL Group that could EVALUATE a given CONTRACT *before* it is signed by Trainees. A Family could *pay* a reasonable FEE to have their proposed Trainee Contract EVAULATED by an *experienced* Lawyer for fairness. The Lawyer could say like "This is normal ; this is not so good ; this is REALLY BAD ; This is good ... " and like that. Maybe a 'sliding downwards' scale on a BUY OUT FEE over time; IF you decide you HATE your Agency. The closer you get to the end of the contract, the LESS it costs to just BUY OUT of it. NOT that this is likely to happen. The K-pop Firms LIKE it that they can 'bamboozle' the Trainees and their families on contracts.

twinklefairy krell Thursday, May 19, 2016

All this is possible because of people like hankhyung from super junior, kris, luhan and the jyj guys pioneered this acrion. Without them, no one would have ever had the confidence to file lawsuits. And many would stilk be suffering in silence from these slave contracts

twinklefairy krell Thursday, May 19, 2016

A lot needs to be revised in the contract agreement process

krell twinklefairy Thursday, May 19, 2016

It *seems* like there should be some *reasonable* 'middle ground' that is defined between the ARTISTS and the AGENCIES. But that is easy to say it, and more difficult to actually make it happen. In the USA, TOM PETTY (Rock Music) did sign a TERRIBLE CONTRACT that he FINALLY did eventually get it voided in a COURT of LAW. But, on the way, PETTY said that ALL KINDS of PEOPLE like "Came out of the WOODWORK" to threaten him over his questioning of the fairness of his contract. PETTY's *HOUSE CAUGHT FIRE* in fact, and BURNED DOWN. Which, nothing was ever 'linked up' over it though ... ;-) ... PETTY wrote famous song over it, titled --> "I WON'T BACK DOWN" ... ;-)

Kochigachi twinklefairy Thursday, May 19, 2016

you're right, it's because of these losers who takes advantage of Kpop agencies training & fame then take lawsuits to make money for themselves after when they were trained by these agencies.

Logan_W Thursday, May 19, 2016

People on here being so mean about them signing a contract and how it is their fault??? I understand that ultimately they did sign the contract, but guys? These girls are children. Dealing with adults who have something they want to accomplish. Have you guys ever signed a lease before? Have you read it? It's seriously one of the most complicated things to read and understand. Have you guys ever read a contract in general before? I'm guessing no from these responses. There is complicated phrasing and terminology, there is pressure from those in the room, there are explanations that don't really cover what you asked but can make it seem like they answered the question, there is so much that goes into it. They did sign it, but stop attacking these kids! I'm not even their fan, but geez!

krell Logan_W Thursday, May 19, 2016

I *agree* with your 'take' on the situation. You can almost hear the K-pop firm saying "You need to TAKE this contract NOW; or we have 10 OTHER CANDIDATES who will CRAWL for us to be able to sign with our Agency!" ... ;-)

krell Logan_W Thursday, May 19, 2016

On the other hand, it is TRUE that NOBODY does *force* them to sign these contracts either.

krell Logan_W Thursday, May 19, 2016

But like, with those ex-EXO members; KRIS, LUHAN, TAO. KRIS and LUHAN in particular, are earning now like $4.5 MILLION USD *per year* working in PRCHINA *after* BREAKING their SMe Agency contracts (my view). Which, SMe Agency did TRAIN them, and PROMOTE (publicity hype) them, at *considerable* AGENCY expense. And now, these guys want to 'skate' back to PRCHINA with SMe Agency getting like ZERO of the CONSIDERABLE MONEY that they are now earning it in PRCHINA. Which, I actually do NOT like SMe Agenncy that much. But for them to get ZERO of the future earnings of KRIS, LUHAN, and TAO seems NOT so fair to me either. As to what MONEY is FAIR to settle it all, NO IDEA really here. Only know that so far, NO AGREEMENT ... ;-)

BigBlueagain Logan_W Thursday, May 19, 2016

I've never signed a contract I didn't read. You don't HAVE to sign anything. It is the parents responsibility to make sure that the contract is ok for their kids. IF it is not, that is THEIR failure. A contract is an agreement of terms and expectations for both parties that sign it. You'd better damn well read and know what you're getting into BEFORE you sign. Once you do, that's what you agreed to. The only reason to sue is if one party isn't meeting their responsibilities under the contract.

upppy Thursday, May 19, 2016

Trainees really have to stop signing contracts they don't read. I feel bad for them but thats just really stupid.

littlemissnoname Thursday, May 19, 2016

Okay but how can you sign something you never saw? What exactly did you sign then? That doesn't make any sense

L_catzzz littlemissnoname Thursday, May 19, 2016

Good question.

SugarFree littlemissnoname Thursday, May 19, 2016

I bet they heard "you'll debut within 1 year" and jumped at the chance. Sad, the company scammed them.

littlemissnoname SugarFree Friday, May 20, 2016

Ok but to be able to sign you have to have the paper right in front of you. Logically. But they said they never saw the paper. Did they sign air?

SugarFree littlemissnoname Friday, May 20, 2016

I'd imagine the contract itself was multiple pages, and they were only given the one that required their signature. It's a dumb move but you can't help but feel bad for them. Up until a few weeks ago it looked like SS were doing everything right with them, then suddenly it all collapsed.

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