Currently, Ji Eun is involved in a legal battle with her label TS Entertainment. Back on February 28, the SECRET member posted a message on Instagram announcing her wishes to depart from her idol career and to begin anew as an actress, while TS Entertainment claimed that Ji Eun made the decision unlawfully without confiding in her label nor her fellow members. As a result, TS Entertainment was unable to reveal their stance when contacted regarding Ji Eun and Sung Hoon's dating rumors, simply stating that they were "unable to reach" Ji Eun.
Now, Ji Eun has spoken up herself with another lengthy Instagram post. She wrote:
"Hello, I just saw the news. I suspect fans were probably very surprised TT. I'm sorry, but for the time being, I will have to communicate through Instagram. I was able to meet great people through the drama 'My Secret Romance' and am maintaining those good relationships even today. Sung Hoon oppa is just one of those good people and a close acquaintance. Also, I have never revealed my intentions to focus on my acting apart from SECRET to anyone, and the reports saying that I am discussing a new contract with Sung Hoon oppa's label Stallion Entertainment are false. I no longer wish to inflict harm on those who are not affiliated with me ^^; I hope many of you will not misunderstand. I will greet you with good news soon. To fans who are worrying, don't worry! Have a good day."
안녕하세요 이제야 기사를 접했습니다. 팬분들도 참 놀라셨을거란 생각이 듭니다ㅠㅠ 너무 죄송하지만 당분간은 인스타그램으로 얘기를 전해야할 것 같아요 애타는 로맨스라는 드라마로 많은 좋은 인연들을 만나 스텝분들과 배우분들 모두 그 인연을 잘 이어나가고 있습니다. 성훈오빠도 그중에 한분인 소중한 인연이자 친한 동료이구요 또 저는 시크릿 활동이 아닌, 연기에 전념하고 싶다는 의사를 그 누구에게도 비친적이 없으며 성훈오빠의 소속사 스탤리온엔터테인먼트와 새로운 계약을 조율 중이라는 소문도 사실이 아닙니다. 더이상 저와 관련없는 분들께 피해를 끼치고싶지 않아요^^; 많은분들이 오해 없으시길 바랄게요 조만간 좋은 소식으로 찾아뵙겠습니다ㅠ 걱정해주시는 팬분들 걱정말구! 좋은하루 보내세요