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Leessang face protest by former building tenant and organization after forced eviction

By elliefilet   Thursday, July 7, 2016   71,823   1,831   33

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Hip hop duo Leessang are facing a protest by former building tenant, Mr. Suh, and the organization 'Meeting of Those Who Want to Comfortably Do Business' after Mr. Suh's restaurant was evicted from the premises.

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On July 7, 100 service workers and a fork crane headed to the building owned by Leessang in order to forcefully evict former tenant Mr. Suh, who was unwilling to vacate. The forced eviction was met with resistance by Mr. Suh as well as members of 'Meeting of Those Who Want to Comfortably Do Business' as seen in the images below.

In 2012, Leessang purchased real estate worth millions in the Sinsa neighborhood of the Gangnam District in Seoul, and soon afterwards, they ran into issues with Mr. Suh, a tenant running a tripe restaurant. The rap duo initially refused to renew Suh's contract, but eventually agreed to allow him to run his tripe business in the building's basement and parking lot, giving him a deposit of 180 million Won ($155,000 USD). 

However, the Gangnam District real estate office stated the business was being illegally run in October of 2013 and demanded the restaurant's tent be torn down. Mr. Suh has been fighting court orders and ignored the second official court order to vacate by May 30 of this year. Mr. Suh is reported to have not renewed his sublease contract and has no legal right to continue running his business in the building. 

Mr. Suh and approximately 70 members of the organization are planning to stage a protest in front of Leessang member Gary's home on July 8.

Leessang Company stated, "We plan to release our official statement soon. This situation is a legal issue. The tenant is doing this for emotional reasons. As Leessang are in the public eye, we're currently waiting to act."



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Aevry Friday, July 8, 2016

So... why is he protesting against Lessang? It doesn't seem like they were doing anything wrong.. They even agreed to let him continue his business. It's the country evicting him.. not Lessang..

Aevry Friday, July 8, 2016

Leessang*

shannnnt Friday, July 8, 2016

They need to be arrested for real this is just ridiculous.

lovelynnnnnn Thursday, July 7, 2016

No wonder why Gary always says stress haha. But in all seriousness, Leessang is doing the right thing. They're not even at fault for all of this. They gave him a chance before and now this dude is just wanting to be paid off so that all this protest goes away. He's ignored all the court calls so to me he shouldn't even have the right to protest. He's bringing a lot of trouble for the duo by not cooperating.

SxblueSJ Thursday, July 7, 2016

stresssssss!

Elisabeth_V_M Thursday, July 7, 2016

I feel so bad for Leesang... But i'm also glad that both fans and non-fans of theirs know that they're not in the wrong.

shikey Thursday, July 7, 2016

just look how stupid follower people become ... they protest to the wrong people and with someone who is in the wrong

nq16 Thursday, July 7, 2016

I've seen this happen before. The guy is only protesting because he wants settlement money. Mr. Suh knows he's in the wrong but thinks Leessang won't retaliate because they're celebrities.

nq16 Thursday, July 7, 2016

Just to add on, lawsuits can take several years to finish so just paying the guy off would be faster. It's still really unfair for Leessang though.

BoBo101 Thursday, July 7, 2016

Poor Gary oppa, hopefully this is media play and Leessang comeback is in the air? The crush I have on Gary is unbelievable. Like why? Why is he so cute??







daFoolio Thursday, July 7, 2016

this restaurant owner must think its the old Korea still where he can just setup a tent on the street and just start selling stuff~~~  tsk tsk~~

RoAnon9935 Thursday, July 7, 2016

Not to Korean celebrities: If you own property do not have tenants they are just nothing but grief.

RoAnon9935 Thursday, July 7, 2016

Er Note not Not.... WTF is with me and more typos then usual today.

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