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Posted by MeAnotherself 25 days ago

Trainee sued for 160,000 dollars revealed

The trainee who recently made headlines in the media for being sued by her former company for leaving the group right before debut is rumored to be Park Jinsol, as discovered by Korean netizens. Jinsol was supposed to debut with girl group DreamNote under iMe KOREA in August, but pulled out of the group due to poor health conditions. She suffered from vocal cord nodules and knee joint pain due to training over 10 hours a day, combined with being verbally abused by the company's staff and being forced to train on an egg and one chocolate bar a day only. She also stated she had been diagnosed with anxiety and depression at the time she expressed her wish to leave the company.


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In the original article it was revealed that the female trainee had left her company in July, a month before the group's intended debut and that they, with Jinsol included, had nine members. Jinsol became inactive in June, but did not officially leave the group until July and Dreamnote was originally supposed to debut in August. However, their debut was officially delayed three times. They finally debuted on the 7th of November with their single album 'Dreamlike'.


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    big_bang_forever 25 days ago 3
    25 days ago

    Kpop is so saturated these days, everyone wants to debut a group and make profit.. Sadly that comes with poorer conditions, neglect and looser regulation.

    Tbh the government should be setting some more laws to hold companies to a higher standard. Stuff will still happen behind closed doors and the kids will bare with it out of desperation but most crimes should stop

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    BeckywithDgdhat 25 days ago 0
    25 days ago

    I agree, the government is really lacking in protecting idols from being exploited and taken advantage of, its really sad and worrying

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    krell 25 days ago 0
    25 days ago

    Actually, the S.K Government did 'put in place' some sort of LAW that is a 'K-pop STANDARD CONTRACT' for IDOL TRAINEES to be able to LEGALLY sign (agree) to it. HOWEVER, apparently, it ONLY does apply to VERY LARGE SIZE K-pop Agencies like SMe ; YGe ; JYPe ; some others. The SMALL K-pop Agencies are NOT affected by it. Do not have time just now to 'chase' a URL reference on it ; maybe later (upate).

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    krell 25 days ago 0
    25 days ago

    Also, the K-pop Agency is likely looking to SETTLE (Out of Court) for MONEY that is LESS than their $160,000 USD demand. NO IDEA here what the SETTLEMENT amount 'target' might be ; $25,000 USD ???

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    big_bang_forever 25 days ago 2
    25 days ago

    1 egg and 1 chocolate.. Who's pressing charges against who? I'm sure her parents could get the company shut down for child abuse.. That's how it would work in my country but idk about Korea.. These stories are way too common. Worst part is, successfully debuted idols share the same stories happily as indearing memories. What nonsense.

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    crowboy 25 days ago 0
    25 days ago

    i don't think they could get the company shut down... companies have done much worse and have still stood, sadly. although regardless, a company shouldn't be shut down because of the negligence of some; those who had a part in the negligence should suffer consequences, however the livelihood of every other employee should be considered also.

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    Seiyuuu 25 days ago 0
    25 days ago

    "could get the company shut down for child abuse" ..most probably they cant..because 99% they sign contract before trainee phase..normal citizen just cant compete with company..

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    _Jarhon 25 days ago 0
    25 days ago

    Mental abuse

    Physical abuse

    Slave contract

    Endangering health


    Minimum 5 years prison for the CEO and sizeable fines for all staff involved.


    Oh wait wtf?!?!? THEY are sueing HER? ....

    fuck Korea.

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    xxamr 25 days ago 0
    25 days ago

    One egg and one chocolate bar a day and she still has to practice for long rigorous hours? Wow such an inhumane way to treat people. Even my cat who does nothing but sleep all day eats more than that

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    jeyjin 25 days ago 0
    25 days ago

    This will reflect poorly on the company though because no one wants to join a company that treats people like that. Even if they deny that she only ate 1 egg and chocololate everyday, will anyone believe them? This is the same company that's suing a 16 year old girl who has anxiety, depression, knee pain and nodules for an amount they know she can't afford. That's a hundred times more fucked up.

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    EducationSystem 25 days ago 0
    25 days ago

    I hope the court grants her justice, shes so cute too, the poor girl...

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    animeflavor 25 days ago 0
    25 days ago

    Wow, they really work you to death in Asia.

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    eager_beaver 25 days ago 0
    25 days ago

    "She suffered from vocal cord nodules and knee joint pain due to training over 15 hours a day, combined with being verbally abused by the company's staff and being forced to train on an egg and one chocolate bar a day only."


    Now we know what the other eight went through before debuting in the group.

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    melon 23 days ago 0
    23 days ago

    It's a valid reason to terminate contract and leave if there's evidence of health being at risk.. the contracts should be invalid. The government only need to do 1 thing. Put it out there that doesn't matter what the contract term is if idols/trainee can prove their health is at risk they can terminate. Then maybe companies will care more.

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    UnknownFangirl 24 days ago 0
    24 days ago

    Wow, I liked their debut song. But sadly, what they show isn't the reality. I reckon she SHOULD be the one suing them, take up the actions for the rest of the female trainees who had to suffer eating less and less.


    To be honest, if I were a trainee like them, I think I could have been diagnosed with depression and anxiety. This is so hard on her and everyone else.

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    BangtanVIP 24 days ago 0
    24 days ago

    sad fact is that trainees go trough hell to debut and after that its not the end. A lot of them don't make it or get even more depressed because of overworking, not eating properly etc. I love Kpop but the business is cruel AF. I really hope there will be more regulations since kpop gets bigger and bigger and companies sued over things that are simply wrong.

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    FakeIsMyLove 25 days ago 0
    25 days ago

    If anything she should be sueing them.

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    QueenBlackJack 25 days ago 0
    25 days ago

    I'm really confused on how companies who are training minors get away with child abuse. Like where are the parents! Especiall if the company is small and has no power, how do you not know that your daughter is only eating eggs and chochatle bars!!

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    enzoa 25 days ago 0
    25 days ago

    The showbiz is a crappy and dangerous environment everywhere in the world, but I think Mr. Moon has to reform the way they run those businesses there.

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    jeyjin 25 days ago 0
    25 days ago

    Trainees should never try to leave these small entertainment companies without a lawyer. You can't expect them to let go of a 16 year old girl with her whole future ahead of her.

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    9AF 25 days ago 0
    25 days ago

    If those are the true reasons she had to leave the group, then good luck with the law suit!!

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    jeyjin 25 days ago 2
    25 days ago

    She should've read her contract before she signed it.

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    accidental_spy 24 days ago 1
    24 days ago

    And you should stay off the internet.

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    jeyjin 23 days ago 0
    23 days ago

    Why? It was stated in her contract that she would have to pay for investment fees if she decided to quit and she signed anyway. Even if she didn't think her health would deteriorate, what if she didn't like idol life? Now she has to go to court with the company to take her life back. Even if she wins ( and i hope she does) , that's a lot for a 16 year old girl to go through and it could've been avoided by either reading the contract or thinking ahead.

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    qst3552 25 days ago 1
    25 days ago

    Nothing happened without her agreement and approval. She herself even signed a contract where she detailed precisely the employment conditions to which she commits herself and the penalty she holds herself liable to if she breaks that very contract. She did break the contract and she will pay the penalty as agreed. Additionally she will be charged for breach of contract and serve a jail sentence as stipulated by law.

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    accidental_spy 24 days ago 0
    24 days ago

    I hope you personally have read the contract - otherwise stop spreading nonsensical BS, you smartass. I can only hope that your mother (or any other member of your beloved family) gets abused physically and mentally by her boss until she can't take it anymore and has a breakdown - and then gets sued for an unrealistic sum by the company so that her life is ruined forever.

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    dania1994 25 days ago 3
    25 days ago

    i dont understand why people go to un known company, then complain about the treatment i know now one has the right to treat these young people like this but they should at lest know the risk this not the first time happen there a lot of known company out there it dose not have to be one of the big 3 u know

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    Kurapikaaa 25 days ago 0
    25 days ago

    There are many reasons. Some of them get signed when they are very young and their parents might not be very educated people. Others just have a dream to debut that is so strong, they are willing to take huge risks to make it happens. Agencies know that and they take advantage of those people. The whole industry has a dark side that we know very little about. I wouldn't be shocked to learn that many of those agencies use shady tactics such as coercion to get trainees to sign unethical contracts.

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    EducationSystem 25 days ago 0
    25 days ago

    Its easy to say that in retrospect but in order to achieve something like being a celeb you can't always take it safe especially when this is an occupation that is best when you start as young as possible. Adding to this, so many young people have dreams of becoming an idol, only a number of them can make it into a reputable label.

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    accidental_spy 24 days ago 0
    24 days ago

    "i dont understand why people go to un known company, then complain about the treatment"

    Did you EVER apply for ANY job AT ALL?

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    mrkeikuro 25 days ago 0
    25 days ago

    160k...the seem lots of surgery to be done....

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