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Official documents reveal SM's 'slave contract' with JYJ did not exist to begin with

By jennywill   Saturday, March 11, 2017   262,065   9,589   0



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JYJ had filed a lawsuit against SM Entertainment on July 31st, 2009. The lawsuit ended in 2012 with both sides reaching an agreement. Because of requests from JYJ's lawyers, the agreement had not been revealed, but in 2015, a law was passed that allowed anyone who requested documents from a civil case to see them.

The documents from the case were requested, and the site organized points for quite some surprising results.

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Claims from both sides

SM to JYJ:

The contract between SM and JYJ is written with profit division in JYJ's favor, and therefore is valid. Therefore, there is a liability to JYJ to pay SM for damages. JYJ needs to pay 2.2 billion KRW (approximately 1.9 million USD) that SM suffered in damages that resulted from JYJ refusing to do schedules such as the Simcheon Concert and the CF deals.

JYJ to SM:

1. If SM interferes with JYJ promotions, they must pay 20 million KRW (approximately 17,000 USD) each time.

2. The profit division in SM's contract is unfair, so SM must pay JYJ the difference as calculated by the ratio JYJ wants according to the February 15th, 2007 contract (2nd revision) for all profits before and after.

3. Pay JYJ the profits from 2009 that they did not receive due to the lawsuit.

4. Pay about 5 billion KRW (approximately 4.3 million KRW) total as a sum of 2 and 3. Also include an interest of 20% per year not paid.

Conciliation protocol from the court

1. The contract between JYJ and SM is valid until July 31st, 2009, and it is now over.

2. Out of JYJ's claims, only the pay not given in 2009 is recognized. SM Entertainment must pay each of the JYJ members 650 million KRW (approximately 570,000 USD) within 10 days.

3. SM and JYJ must not get in each other's way.

4. The lawsuit fees must be paid by themselves, and all demand for damages is dismissed.

In other words, the 'slave contract' that JYJ had insisted upon was not true, as if it were, the court would have ordered SM Entertainment to pay the full amount JYJ had demanded, not to mention dismiss that the contract had ever been valid. Instead, the court only ordered SM Entertainment pay them the amount for 2009 that JYJ members had not received because of the lawsuit. 

As for unfair contract terms, the court had agreed that SM Entertainment's contract terms were not unfair. All of the costs are taken in by SM Entertainment themselves, and the members get a percentage of not the pure profit, but the total sales (meaning before costs and such are subtracted). It was also recognized that there is profit only after 50,000 albums were sold. On top of that, SM Entertainment gives an incentive of 50 million KRW when they reach over 500,000 albums sold, and 100 million when over 1 million albums are sold. This means that the members are paid extra when they reached that amount sold. Additionally, for CFs and overseas promotions, the members' profit ratio to SM's ratio was actually 7:3, in TVXQ's favor. 

As for the 13 year contract, it was revealed that originally, the contract period was 10 years. After rumors that Jaejoong was being rotated out, the five members and parents themselves requested that the contract period be lengthened.

In a temporary disposition, made quickly so JYJ could promote, the court had ruled the contract unfair. However, that ruling was temporary and had already expired by 2012. The recent revisions to contracts are for trainees, not for current label artists.

Additionally, proof to SM Entertainment pressuring broadcast stations against featuring JYJ had never been found even after investigations. Instead, station PDs revealed that JYJ had never even requested deliberation for broadcast (like everyone must do), and that no one had blocked them even when JYJ was recruited for radio shows.

What do you think of this turnout?

  1. JYJ
  2. TVXQ
  3. sm entertainment

Aki06 Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Allkpop is from America. They would have been effect if they were in Korea. Comment down below they ain't smart.

Madhatt3r012 Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Just here to tell you that Cjes is sueing your ass soon allkpoop.☺

lilybaiyu Madhatt3r012 Tuesday, April 11, 2017

As well they should. All KPOP should be a little more careful about vetting their so-called "news", a textbook example of which is this piece of trash journalism.

zemas Tuesday, April 11, 2017

you guys get ready for a lawsuit, this article must have been linked to C-Jes and stored as evidence. As a "news outlet" a fan source is not worth publishing if you want to keep credibility. Good luck on paying millions as damage and publishing an apology, but what's been done to hurt the group's reputation and fire up a fan war cannot be redeemed. Sad about how you've turned allkpop... I was here at the beginning and it's sad to what's become of you.

Spartace8 Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Allkpop now we're waiting for your article about Cjes filling lawsuit against these stupid antifans who spread these false rumors..Now you know the severity of your doings ? you should be sued too. and I love how JYJ attached their public annoucement with the full OFFICIAL DOCUMENTS of the lawsuit not stupod summary of antifan that you called officials  ! I swear that you deserve to be sued too allkpop

Julian5 Tuesday, April 11, 2017

C-Jes is taking actions now!! Better be ready!! They win every single case!! Hope this time you'll learn well about the work ethics! & leave JYJ alone

lili_thewhite Tuesday, April 11, 2017

AKP please prepare for Lawsuit from JYJ and hire some good lawyers !!!

Julian5 Sunday, April 2, 2017

Ma Boys keep soaring High despite all the obstacles & lies thrown at them <3

atravista Tuesday, March 21, 2017

hh poor JYJ stans

Julian5 atravista Wednesday, March 22, 2017

poor homin stan

atravista Julian5 Wednesday, March 22, 2017

I'm very happy now lmao

Spartace8 atravista Friday, March 24, 2017

you don't look so though, you look very pathetic and sad all the time.

atravista Spartace8 Saturday, March 25, 2017

No i'm so happy, you just can't see it lmao

marie_bella atravista Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Nope we see, Happy people don't know hate, don't act pathetic like you do, a happy heart is never filled with hatred ^^

Julian5 marie_bella Tuesday, April 11, 2017

that atvst is living in a delusional world! it's just imagination & isn't mentally stable! that s just pathetic to see sigh...

Spartace8 atravista Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Now that Cjes filled lawsuit against your fellow HoMin stans let me shout "Poor HoMin stans" twice, 1st for living in the past with full hatred 2nd for now having to deal with a lawsuit on their head. Yeah Pathetic HoMin stans

atravista Spartace8 Thursday, April 13, 2017

lol poor you

sekaienthusiast Julian5 Saturday, April 22, 2017

it's not homin, it's TVXQ ;) homin is a beautiful otp name

Julian5 sekaienthusiast Sunday, April 23, 2017

anyway i'm an ot5 so basically to me TVXQ = 5 souls

sekaienthusiast Julian5 Sunday, April 23, 2017

im sorry to break it to you but they are not, they are two and that comment of yours just shows your lack of respect towards what yunho and changmin achieved since the split. because while jyj had all the support when they left and were the "victims", yunho and changmin almost lost their dream and were bashed for years and their families as well. your attitude and you not recognizing tvxq as what has been for years are the reasons why fans of tvxq (yunho and changmin) call ot5s disrespectul. Besides changmin and yunho themselves say countless times that tvxq are YUNHO AND CHANGMIN. :)) have a good day sweetie

Julian5 sekaienthusiast Sunday, April 23, 2017

They could have just left shitty sm then. all together!! There were 5 souls who created TVXQ not just 2!! One cant forget its history!! Ot3 said that we are disrepectful too bt that would never erase their glory as 5 Shinkis!

sekaienthusiast Julian5 Sunday, April 23, 2017

You just answered yourself then! Yunho and Changmin didnt leave because THEY DIDNT WANT TO. I don't hate TVXQ ot5 but I do hate that most of you refuse to accept that TVXQ is Yunho AND Changmin ONLY. They worked HARD to rebuild TVXQ from the ground because JYJ leaving (besides being a stab in the back) almost destroyed the whole band and Changmin and Yunho's future together with it. I hate when people pretend that Yunho and Changmin are only successful now because of the other 3 which is a lie! They are where they are now because they worked hard for it, all of this is because of their work and sweat alone and no one else. JYJ chose to leave so people need to stop bringing them up as if Yunho and Changmin own them something when they were the ones to leave! I'm not erasing the past, no one can, but I'm trying to protect their present and their glory because JYJ deserves none ever since they left, you all can't keep bringing them up as if they are still part of TVXQ because they are not and if you really support Yunho and Changmin you know that what they think if the same - TVXQ are Yunho and Changmin. Just the two of them.

atravista Julian5 Sunday, April 23, 2017

Live in the past loser.

atravista Julian5 Sunday, April 23, 2017

Blame greedy jyj

Julian5 atravista Monday, April 24, 2017

Someone who defended its rights & battled for Freedom isnt greedy! They saccrficed a lot & were preparing to never go back on stage bt things turn out well after C-JeS Ceo offered them his help ^^ Thankfully they were born to shine on stage & blew the world with their perf & angelic voices ^^

atravista Julian5 Tuesday, April 25, 2017

hh they left for money

sekaienthusiast Julian5 Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Your reply above is exactly why i dispise ot5s. God, you all make me so angry for the fact that you blindly support JYJ but refuse to see TVXQ by what they are - Yunho and Changmin. That is so disrespectful and I don't even understand how can you all consider yourselves supporters of Yunho and Changmin. And yeah, great for JYJ! They left TVXQ because of the cosmetic business that gave them nothing but trouble, almost destroyed Yunho and Changmin and TVXQ, signed a contract with AVEX and fucked up any chances of Yunho and Changmin coming back during those 2 years of break while they were living the life until AVEX dropped their asses. OMG TRULY ANGELS :D

Julian5 sekaienthusiast Tuesday, April 25, 2017

HoMin stayed with sm & it was Avex who wanted JYJ 1st bt then sm negotiated with Avex & now JYJ are the ones blocked in both countries for 8 yrs++!! You see that fair ?? Are HoMin angels?? They did way worse! JYJ always tell their fans to support the other members & thank them for keeping the name of TVXQ & say that their fight was against sm & never their beloved members! Bt what did HoMin say?? Even JaeJoong had his bio as JYJ of TVXQ

atravista Julian5 Wednesday, April 26, 2017

LOL JYJ are doing media play. You must be delusional to think that JYJ want to praise and support TVXQ

Julian5 atravista Wednesday, April 26, 2017

well a great JYJ anti like u shouldnt be taken srsl

sekaienthusiast Julian5 Thursday, April 27, 2017

Holy fck I'm cringing so hard at your reply for me, oh my god lmao. I'm gonna answer in bits because I think part of my brain cells died after reading your reply istg. "JYJ are blocked in both countries for 8years+" god??? blocked from what lmao? They still produce music and sell them and give concerts so wtf are you saying? They were constantly on Japan so what you said makes no sense at all.... "Are HoMin angels?? They did way worse!" B I A S E D right there. Your ugly comment just told me exactly that you dislike Yunho and Changmin because you blindly fault them without even thinking for a secound everything JYJ did. I NEVER said Yunho and Changmin are angels, no one is perfect, but in this case we can see perfectly who fucked up and that was JYJ. Leaving was their mistake and they are so damn hypocrite for even daring to mention how much they miss Yunho and Changmin because it was their choice to leave and honestly it's mostly media play to show their "innocent" (lmao) side. Not even koreans buy that facade anymore lol. JYJ are indeed kings of pretending. Because you might not remember but I do, when TVXQ released their first album "Keep Your Head Down" your precious boys that say "support Yunho and Changmin" to their fans, were the first ones to bring them down with hate and calling them "traitors" on sns besides other things. As if! They left on their own will, Yunho and Changmin were perfectly fine with the contract and JYJ, because they were young and greedy, wanted more and ended up fucking their careers and the long friendship they had with Yunho anc Changmin - congrats for them lol. "But what did HoMin said?" Yunho and Changmin NEVER said anything offensive or wrote anything somewhat offensive towards JYJ and that just proves how much their personality is better. Because instead of trying to get "fame" by all the scandal, they kept quiet even after getting so much hate and never tried to get more fire into the mess. Instead, JYJ were always quit to talk about it and how SM is shit and how Yunho and Changmin were traitors but as soon as they released an album and started holding fanmeets they were fast to change from that to "aww i miss them so much, they are our brothers" and all that melodrama as soon as they saw that Yunho and Changmin were actually getting a huge support for their comeback that has GOOD. Yunho and Changmin won with talent while JYJ ruined their careers with fake words and scandals. You defend JYJ but you forget that those who supposedly love Yunho and Changmin, were the first ones to throw them under a bus to save themselves with Yunho and Changmin stayed quiet and prayed for a solution that maybe JYJ were coming back.

Julian5 sekaienthusiast Thursday, April 27, 2017

JYJ are banned from tv broadcast for 8 yrs+ & No one can deny it!! + HoMin parents & many sm idols bashed JYJ which resulted to many hatred that is stil up today! HoMin never said smth to stop their stans from hating on JYJ while JYJ always show how they care for the other two! They mean it or nt!! they stopped their fans from attacking HoMin at least

sekaienthusiast Julian5 Friday, April 28, 2017

Lmao can you see how hypocrite you sound with your comments now? You were so fast to mention your love for the 5 of them but are quick to throw Yunho and Changmin away even after everything they went through! Hypocrisy at its best lol Also as you can read on the OFFICIAL documents, there was never a thing banning them but even if there was its their fault, because they were the first ones to break the contract by SIGNING a new contract with another company WHILE still being on SM so that they could get more money without having to share it with SM - that just proves how greedy they are. JYJ couldnt fucking care less about Yunho and Changmin and if you all believe they care about them not receiving hate then you must not be okay. There's a thing called media play, i don't know if you have heard of it - because, honestly, they only started their "don't hate on Yunho and Changmin" and "we miss them" bullshit after they started getting hate when Korea finally started seeing them for what they really are - greedy liars. That's why everyone hates them there, and honestly it's koreans that matter. Yunho and Changmin never needed to say anything, you know why? Because who got hurt the most were THEM! Them and their families because JYJ and their parents blamed Yunho and Changmin and their families, calling them traitors and liars when the real liars were themselves, tsk. I would be ashamed if I were them. They made 90% of the people hate Yunho and Changmin and bash their families like hell so everything they got after Yunho and Changmin rose from the ground by pure work and talent, was deserved. Karma is a bitch and they were the ones that ruined their own fates and careers. Yoochun is done for, Junsu has so many scandals and Jaejoong, well it's not like koreans care much. JYJ are not known by their talent and music, they are known for their scandals and for being problematic while Yunho and Changmin just show you amazing they are, serving good and being themselves - always polite and nice and HUMBLE, something that clearly lacks on JYJ. Ridiculous, how can you all believe anything they spit from their mouths when they did nothing but prooved to be liars, you don't even need to think much it's all about sum up 1+1 and everything would make sense. Y'all just don't want to leave your dream world and wake up for reality. Well, keep living in your dream world because everyone else woke up for the reality.

Julian5 sekaienthusiast Saturday, April 29, 2017

Wth you're clearly a JYJ hater! JYJ slayed the music charts & acting awards while being banned for 8 yrs++ & JaeJoong got many awards after discharge just recently he received Best Male artist in YinYueTai ( & it wasnt even by votes) sorry bt when it comes to pure talents JYJ win hands down & no one can deny it!! Without any support they are surviving & having better lives more than all sm idols! when JYJ filled the lawsuit they were prepared to never go back to the stage! it was C-JeS Ceo who who offered them his help & they didnt trust him 1st!! They just wanted freedom! + JYJ lawyer was expecting at least 4 DBSK members in his office bt only 3 ended up coming (well who dares to defy sm??)! + Someone who chase its rights is never greedy they worked their ass hard bt sm always took 90% of the profits! JYJ won their lawsuit despite all sm interference which just prove how wrong sm was!! What liars what bullshit?? U seem to be in a tomb just this week a rookie group said how Junsu is their role model & how they look up to him.. all the new generation of idols look up to them as heros & role models! It s the media play that tarnish their image!! Cuz in every case they came out innocent by the end! Justice prevail peace!! & U have no rights in judging me! i converted many ot3 stans into Ot5 & was just arguing with someone how Yunho is a great leader despite all!

sekaienthusiast Julian5 Saturday, April 29, 2017

I'm no JYJ hater because I don't care about them enough to hate them lol. Also, I said KOREA and in Korea most people in society can't stand them (if you dont believe it then i'm sorry for you, ever since the Yoochun's scandal everything just gets worse for them). No one wants them to comeback and everyone is almost sure that they won't even comeback as JYJ specially since Yoochun is getting married. Also, I never said they weren't talented so don't quote things I never said, I simply said that in Korea they are famous because of scandals and you can't say no to that. Also, you should know that Jaejoong's popularity is mostly because of his beauty (not saying he's not talented, I'm saying people pay attention to him because he's attractive). Also, JYJ never ment to leave stage lmao, they wouldnt have broke the contract by signing with a company if they were prepared to do so. Also, they did NOT won in the court, both reached an agreement which is a completely different case. JYJ were expecting Yunho and Changmin to join them and leave SM after stabbing them in the back and having private meetings and shit lmao, what a joke they are - because while they wanted more money, Yunho and Changmin were perfectly fine with the contract and were not unhappy while for JYJ, it was never enough. (Don't you dare saying Yunho and Changmin are not happy because that would make it look like you don't know anything at all). JYJ were the only ones with problems which makes everything more fishy - accuse SM of so many things when the other two members were okay? Hmmm, believe what you want about them being "innocent" lol. Also, you confuse me - you first defended supporting Yunho and Changmin, then you insulted them as if they were trash and liars and now you're defending Yunho again. Your logic makes my brain hurt and that's the problem with ot5s - they always defend JYJ and never have a problem to bring Yunho and Changmin down as if they are nothing, as if they are below JYJ.

Julian5 sekaienthusiast Saturday, April 29, 2017

As I said it was C-JeS Ceo who offered them help by signing the contract ^^ & the court said that it was all valid unlike sm contract!! so now you're saying that JaeJoong wins awards becuz of his face loooool His visual are just a bonus to his abilities & talents & he doesnt need ppl attention he got armies of fans beside him ^^! YC is proven innocent of all! Many idols got married & are getting married soon bt they pursue their career! JYJ wanted to leave! That was their choice! It should be respected! PPl in korea don't care abt JYJ or idols to begin with & we dont need their opinion! They always comeback for their fans only as if those ppl stood by them to begin with! Again JYJ won their lawsuit! The agreement was only abt the amount of money sm had to pay them in order to close the case quickly & both parties accepted the sum! Who started those rumors were your fellow HoMin stans now they are being sued they already shut down their sites & made their twitter private! If only they learned how to move on & stops being pitiful haters

atravista Julian5 Saturday, April 29, 2017

Lol didn't even bother to read what you wrote

Julian5 atravista Sunday, April 30, 2017

Expected from the biggest JYJ anti in this site^^

sekaienthusiast Julian5 Monday, May 1, 2017

You don't even have arguments and i'm bored arguing with someone who cleary is blind of her favs mistakes lmao. Please don't even bother replying because I'm just going to ignore. You kept changing your opinion and repeating the same things like every other ot5 which cleary shows the lack of arguments lmao

sekaienthusiast atravista Monday, May 1, 2017

Don't even bother, she's always repeating the same thing lmao, ot5s and their lack of arguments always amuse me but then it becomes boring since it's impossible to have an actual discussion

Julian5 sekaienthusiast Monday, May 1, 2017

LOL what were yr arguments then?? What i stated were well known facts unlike yours

Julian5 Monday, May 1, 2017

sore loser just like your fellow stans who are being sued ^^

Julian5 sekaienthusiast Monday, May 1, 2017

To make it clear crystal read Notice No. 268 (from C-JeS website)! You'll find even the court ruling attachement^^ Have a great time then! The alkp link i already sent had some parts of it!! bt ofc u avoid it & called me blind when i shared actual proofs

atravista sekaienthusiast Monday, May 1, 2017


artemist Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Well this is written in a one-sided fashion. There's a reason that the JYJ won the case...the Court deemed the contract illegal based on its contents, length, etc. Also SM is still guilty of having JYJ blacklisted...the court proceedings ended how long ago? And JYJ haven't performed on broadcast in years despite having comebacks together and individually. So any claim that SM is remotely innocent in this is complete crap.

beashineeshawol Monday, March 13, 2017

I don't understand why this law in 2015 allowed the non-involved people to view documents all what was the reasoning behind this? Once again the pain is all back again for fans. Sigh.

ketisanmo beashineeshawol Monday, March 13, 2017

It seem the same document from years back.and someone from dc tvxq made a fanfic from it

ketisanmo Monday, March 13, 2017

And AKP just post it as though it is a news

GDYBMINO beashineeshawol Tuesday, March 14, 2017

it's the same old documents, but a Duo stan/JYJ antifan wrote her own summary based on her own hate feelings to JYJ (you can see clearly when she claimed it's JYJ who refuse going to show whereis the logic) and allkpop tried to pass that as "new docs" ? it was an ass act of both esp allkpop, JYJ already won their lawsuit and as you said there's a JYJ law all of this is just allkpop trying to get clicks

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