On March 28, the second hearing between the plaintiff SECRET member Hyosung and the accused TS Entertainment took place in Seoul's district court.
In the hearing, Hyosung's lawyer stated, "[Hyosung] was not paid properly even after completing her schedules. The accused has provided a statement of accounts, but claimed that more specific evidence is restricted material and is withholding the details."
TS's lawyer responded with, "We have explained the statement of accounts in sufficient detail," and provided CCTV footage of an employee carrying out a meeting to explain the contents of a statement of accounts.
However, Hyosung's side claimed that the singer has not been paid at all in the past 3 years, since 2015. In 2015, Hyosung reportedly received a pay of 6,000,000 KRW (5,640 USD). Hyosung's side further argues that her trust in TS Entertainment has been broken, and said, "The longer the lawsuit continues, the more [Hyosung's] entertainment activities become restricted. [Hyosung] will refund the payment that she has yet to receive, as well as a portion of the contract deposit, so please nullify the contract."
TS Entertainment refuted that they have no intention of mediation in the case that their contract with Hyosung becomes nullified. With neither side giving in to arbitration, the court has set an additional hearing date for May 2.