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Posted by germainej AKP STAFF 15 days ago

CocoSori to officially disband, MOLE Entertainment announces legal action against Coco Lee

MOLE Entertainment has announcedCocoSori are officially disbanding and the agency will be pursuing legal action against former member Coco Lee.

In a post on their official Facebook, MOLE Entertainment explained Coco had repeatedly posted false, defamatory statements concerning the label and former fellow CocoSori member Sori on social media, breaching her contract with the company. According to the label, they were unable to come to an agreement with Coco despite multiple discussions about her social media posts, and MOLE further asserted they'd provided training and a dormitory for Coco despite her absence of promotional activity. Though Coco expressed she'd wanted to release a single as a solo singer, the agency found it wasn't financially beneficial, which also allegedly caused conflict. MOLE continued Coco's actions had created issues with two major broadcast networks and commented on her allegedly negative attitude as well.

Read MOLE Entertainment's full post below:

  1. CocoSori
  2. COCO LEE
  3. SORI
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SONE4JeTi 15 days ago 6
15 days ago

I'll be honest, I've watched CoCo's stream and her YouTube stuff in the past and have heard CoCo's side of things. Firstly, I think both CoCo and Mole are exaggerating certain things and are clearly lying about things. CoCo's claims seem to be one-sided and plays on the fact that she is the artist and the victim. CoCo in general has always been a like "fake personality" like many other YouTubers and you can see that by how much she tries to promote Sugar Cake all over (check out other people's streams LilyPichu or SleightlyMusical). I have always noticed the Coco is very cringe and awkward at times and the only time she is focused on something is for her own benefit including other people drawing her or promoting her song through other people. Secondly, I think Mole exaggerated a lot of things because of their wording and how they play with the idea that they are a "small company" and that makes everything they did okay. I don't know their finances and don't claim to be an expert, but there is a clear difference between CoCo and Sori's music videos and music production quality. They continually point out that they did everything they could while CoCo was always the problem. Cocosori was never popular but they make it seem like Mole has given up everything for them and Coco is vicious and takes everything. Mole has been known to have very shady management and company policies, do not get fooled by a long-winded and admittedly well-written response. Go watch their previous videos, look at the dorming and traveling and etc. They may be a small company, but that doesn't mean leaving your artist high and dry with only kickstarter. There are other sources that say that the kickstarter and Coco paid for everything including MV, choreo, production and distribution.


TLDR; Both CoCo and Mole exaggerate and lie to manipulate the public. Both are at fault. Coco violates contract with separate activities while Mole clearly does not treat their artists well.

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cjnvm 14 days ago 0
14 days ago

I think if Coco just left Sori out of it she would gain more sympathy but the shade thrown at Sori just makes Coco seem bitter and jealous, especially when Sori seems so sweet and hard working. Deep down I think Coco looks down on Sori and thinks she's better than her and Sori's success is driving her crazy. I think this is just karma doing its work tbh.

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KBree 14 days ago 0
14 days ago

"Mole has been known to have very shady management and company policies"


Can you give us the info on this? I tried to find out more about them, but there's nothing I can find. I've only ever heard about them because of Coco. Who are the other artists they've wronged?

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fojevoru (Banned) 15 days ago 0
15 days ago

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nnani 15 days ago 2
15 days ago

As much as she's friends with my favorite Youtubers, I'm on MOLE and Sori's side. CoCo legit started drama for attention and caused problems for attention. She's psychotic. Not sorry, I don't support her. I feel bad for Sori :c. You don't go around shittalking someone out of jealous and NOT expect a response, life doesn't work that way.

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HesBangYeDAMN 14 days ago 1
14 days ago

Yea isn't Coco friends with Edward Avila?

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nnani 13 days ago 0
13 days ago

Yeah! He's also one of my favorites which makes it hard but I can't support her.

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Canucks4Life 15 days ago 1
15 days ago

Honestly I could have had sympathy for her had she not dragged her singing partner through the mud.

Sure express your anger at your label but there was no reason to drag her down to since she has most likely faced the same thing, and had to work just as hard.

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kpoplovermay 15 days ago 0
15 days ago

tbh same

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joanner22 15 days ago 0
15 days ago

wow this is bad

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SUMUH101 (Banned) 15 days ago 0
15 days ago

You guys Sori was clearly the more talented one in the duo and due to that she became the break out star in the group .. They're both almost thirty and have been in the industry for quite some time. If by now your performances are still sub-par (Coco) and you dont garner any attention for your idol skills then who will fund you especially if you're from a poor company. We see artists from big companies struggling to get a solo or comeback so what do you expect from an entertainment company like Mole. Why should Sori work her ass off make it on multiple T.V shows only to get back-stabbed by her partner when she finally gets a little bit of success. If you watch their dance practices Coco still struggles to perform basic moves and gets outshined by Sori. Shes been in this business for almost ten years without success and theres a reason why. Now im not here to say Sori is the most talented performer ever but she can at least put on a way better performance than Coco which is why she passed the audtions for multiple shows and gained some popularity. However, instead of cheering on her partner, Coco decided to tear her down just as she started to make a name for herself. The entertainment industry is cutthroat indeed. (On a side note, i think Coco is a good at youtube as that's how i discovered and became a fan of her until all this drama but she should stick to that and fund her own music because I dont know when she'll ever make it in this industry especially with an attitude like that.)

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walkertexasrange 15 days ago 0
15 days ago

Interesting to see how this will play out.



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Secretninja312 15 days ago 1
15 days ago

Idk why but somthing about how they often styled/dressed the girls to look almost like identical twins always wierded me out a bit

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hihithere 15 days ago 0
15 days ago

they were trying to do an orange caramel thing back then (which was a hit around the time cocosori was formed)

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accidental_spy 14 days ago 0
14 days ago

Don't want to get involved in this discussion and add yet another meaningless opinion. All I have to say is that I have met Sori multiple times and she literally is one of the nicest, down-to-earth, and grateful idols I have met so far - so I will keep supporting her through all this.

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krell 15 days ago 0
15 days ago
https://www.allkpop.com/article/2018/09/mixnine-contestant-sori-shares-how-she-felt-when-yang-hyun-suks-harsh-criticism-became-controversial

SORI got 'trashed' by PAPA YG on the MIXNINE TV (flop). Which, in the end, did probably INCREASE the VISIBILITY overall of SORI with K-pop FANS (my guess on it).

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kpoplovermay 15 days ago 0
15 days ago

yikes.. this is a mess :/ :( i really liked cocosori, but yea i kinda saw this coming, legal stuff aside, and her ragging on her company on social media aside.. i think what really did her in, was that she really dragged sori thru the mud in her statements :/ as a fan it was really sad to see that happen + like can you imagine how awkward itd be for them to work together after her comments on sori.. i had a feeling disbandment was coming unfortunately

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flamboyant_pants 15 days ago 0
15 days ago

Don't know much about CocoSori. I have watched some of Coco's youtube channel videos every now and then. My take on it, from what little I know, is that it's probably very likely that the company was unfair to Coco. By unfair, I mean that strategy companies take where they analyze what's viable for their artists and if they feel like an artist's marketing stats are low, they just don't do anything with them and they just drift in this limbo state. Which I felt is a bit weird because, I'm of the mind that a plant doesn't grow unless you water it. However, that being said, I feel Coco was being unprofessional. Even if you feel your company isn't giving you want you feel you deserve, you don't bad mouth them on social media. Yes, even if they deserve it, you still don't do it while you're still working for them. It's very unprofessional and it reflects poorly on you. What makes her an attractive employee to another company she may want to join after this? They're going to feel that she might act the same. Valid complaints or not, don't take your dirt onto social media while you're working for them.

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Iamkathy 15 days ago 13
15 days ago

Poor coco what the heck is wrong with them, first treating every trainee and singer at their agency like left over trash and now suing her for speaking out about how mistreated she was? its ridiculous really

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cjnvm 15 days ago 1
15 days ago

Coco didn't have to drag Sori down though... considering how hard Sori works it's not fair to her. Too much jealously.

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levemuyuza (Banned) 15 days ago 0
15 days ago

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smrookies 15 days ago 5
15 days ago

lmaooo are you really taking the side of coco? She's lazy and a liar, she deserves all of this. It's sad for Cocosori but Sori solo career is more successful and Coco is jealous of Sori so it's for the best

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absolutely 15 days ago 0
15 days ago

They have every right to retaliate if she's spreading lies like that

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Rita2020 13 days ago 0
13 days ago

Well tbh I don't think Coco is made for the idol world she lacks in dancing and doesn't like to do the concepts that "sell" whereas Sori is open to try new concepts and working hard, so guess who the company will support to? I think Coco should've stayed quiet and just wait thill her contract expires so she can do the music she wants to but now for everything that she has said everyone is bashing her

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Nanaxxxx 15 days ago 0
15 days ago

I don't know... I appreciate that a company finally provides a proper statement on what's going on, but I feel weird about them airing all of her dirty laundry.

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JMJPJCYBKY 15 days ago 0
15 days ago

That's awk

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bot12345 15 days ago 0
15 days ago

I'm feel Sori for Coco! Too soon?

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manupecks 15 days ago 0
15 days ago

Sad, they had some really fun songs

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eriohadae 15 days ago 0
15 days ago

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Kourtmehh 15 days ago 0
15 days ago

... jesus

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Stefano_italy 9 days ago 0
9 days ago

Shit! I did like them!

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KimcheeRamen 12 days ago 0
12 days ago

had no clue who this chick was till saw this article. so being a gossip monger that i am i looked her up on instagram, youtube etc. she seems like the typical fob wannabe girls from LA trying to make in it korea by using her bilingual skills and looking cute. but girls with her looks are a dime a dozen in korea. i guess trying to get the kardashian effect...ie...people with no talent getting famous cause of social media brain washing.

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EducationSystem 14 days ago 0
14 days ago

After reading it, i'm definitely learning towards MOLE's side but the written apology is excessively long, it feels like some parts were forced in to make the company appear more of the victim. Also so many points were repeated over and over it just felt forced.


In my opinion if either side would acknowledge the claims of the other instead of burying it with their own facts with the intent of getting the general population to blame the other side, it would be easier to believe.

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Logan_W 15 days ago 2
15 days ago

I think this dynamic is interesting because larger idols have used social media to call out their companies & receive nothing but support about it (Amber, CL, Taecyeon, etc) with other idols actually going as far as to call out their companies in person on TV shows/events (Bobby, EXID, Park Jimin, Sooyoung, Lizzy from After School, etc). While you will AWLAYS get the trolls - for the most part fans & even non fans rally around the idol & support them. I don't know her, this group, or this company, so I can't speak as to the validity of either side's claims but I am curious as to how this will play out since this is a small company & this is a group I've never heard of. From the comments I'm reading they weren't really popular. I wonder if the girl was trying to achieve what these other idols were able to by coming forward publicly with criticism for the company: not only sympathy but an outside push from fans for better treatment which obviously is going to make the chance of it happening a lot more likely. But maybe she really was just a problem & was being super negative & dishonest. Honestly the sad part is we'll never know because the truth likely won't come out in a dispute like this. I just hope at the end of the day everyone goes whatever way they want/need to go & are happy!

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iud_tz 14 days ago 1
14 days ago

I think the main reason she isn't getting support is because she dragged her partner, Sori, through it.. Which no famous idol has ever done...

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Logan_W 14 days ago 0
14 days ago

Oh dang - well that is a VERY good reason to not support someone then yikes

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ikindalovekpop 15 days ago 2
15 days ago

I'm not directing this to them exactly because I don't follow the situation closely, but I hate how companies take advantage of their artists and are hesitant to promote their artists. However, when it comes to artists voicing out their struggles they're always quick to defend the company's image and take legal action against the artist.

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KBree 14 days ago 1
14 days ago

I think that's why this is gaining attention, it's deviating from this norm. To give you some background info: Coco spent months talking bad about the company, and since the company never corrected anything most people (including myself) believed her. Like you mention if an artist so much as says something that can be seen as negative about their company, the company will be all over it.


Yet now the company released this statement and it's literally addressing everything single comment Coco herself has said, rather than making a vague blanket statement like a lot of companies would. They take every single one of her accusations and respond with thorough information, listing out the details/facts behind what happened.


There's also the fact that she was doing stuff like asking viewers for monetary support and acting broke all the while posting about luxury goods she buys, frequent trips to trendy cafes and restaurants, traveling, and even expensive cars. That's what made me stop following her, before all this.

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ikindalovekpop 14 days ago 0
14 days ago

Sorry I meant to put "I'm not directing..." in my original comment but I literally forgot the second word when typing it 😂. Thanks for updating me on it, I had no idea what was going on and I was too lazy to read ALL the articles. It does seem pretty shady that she would be asking her viewers to fund her life instead of getting a part time job.

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myma 15 days ago 0
15 days ago

I don't think anyone, Coco Sori or Mole, come across as fun to work with.

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NORM 15 days ago 0
15 days ago

I really was gonna read the whole post, but it was really long & i got tired.

It honestly sounds like Coco has bad friends & advisers *sigh*

Goodluck to her & goodluck to the company.

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pink_oracle 15 days ago 0
15 days ago

I hope the judge has a clearer idea of whose telling the truth.

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eager_beaver 15 days ago 0
15 days ago

I hope this is not the end for Coco's dream of stardom.


Also, that was quite a lengthy and detailed explanation (and in proper English) from the company. It's rare to see K-pop companies give detailed statements like that. Now we have a clear view of their side of the story. This line is quite biting: "To put it mildly, the problems of Coco have been so many for years, yet the company has been supporting her despite damage to the business."

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Lee873chris 15 days ago 0
15 days ago

who is coco? Never heard of mole. Smh

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Hyungshi 15 days ago 0
15 days ago

never heard of the band, youtubing atm...

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Winston 15 days ago 1
15 days ago

its sad that a duo. have to break up because the agency favor to support one of them over the other. i guess Sori is a financially better candidate to support since Sori can speak Japanese and has many japanese fans. which will be better for the label. i think both sides have their version of the story it’s hard to decide who is the victim here

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riceboii 15 days ago 0
15 days ago

they didn't really favor anyone over the other. They offered to assist Coco even when they knew the song wasn't gonna do well. In a past video, Coco herself said that the company offered to help her but she didn't want them to because she wanted to try doing it on her own. SO of course they'd be mad when she claims that they didn't offer to help her. Most of Cocos claims have already been proven wrong just by the things she says. While i wish her the best, the company has every right to sue her.

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jokbal_is_yum 15 days ago 0
15 days ago

Ouch...........
Really sad, for everyone all around.
;___;

Hope it can all be worked out and people can move on......

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Multi_girl 15 days ago 0
15 days ago

Did Coco really think that she could say bad stuff about the company and that they would not respond to it??

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enzoa 15 days ago 0
15 days ago

Too bad, they had potential and a bit of originality. I loved their latex maid outfits.

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cjnvm 15 days ago 0
15 days ago

I don't think Koreans even know who she is that's why the statement is in English

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ana_martins 15 days ago 2
15 days ago

I think they are both wrong. i don't trust in any companies (neither any of you should trust in kpop companies) so of course there is some shitty thing here and they are lying.

About coco i think that she shouldn't had talk about it on internet. it was quite unprofessional from her side. I can't talk about sori at all bc i don't watch her channel and don't even know if she said something about it so i don't know if she is also wrong on this story as coco want to paint her,

However there one thing you guys can deny here. there was clearly a favoritism between the two. just loook at sori's MVs and coco MVs and you will see who had all the privileges. that is why i don't trust this company's excuses.

But i have to say something about coco too. i watch her channel and she seems a nice person but lately there is something that is making me question if she is really that nice or if it all fake. i find her out by joanday channel but i noticed that lately she don't appear at all in any of youtubers's channels that she was friend (one of them was even a member of her previous group, Blady)

I think it's weird that all youtubers that she talked before (except edward avilla) just stop to featuring her in their videos. she clearly is not that busy as before when she was a idol bc now she is just an youtuber.

And i hear that all of them unfollow her on instagram (i don't know if this is true bc i don't follow any youtuber on IG). all that make me question her true personality.

any one knows the reason they stop to tak to her?! i hope she is not really a bad person. i really like watch her and i like her songs

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hihithere 15 days ago 1
15 days ago

imo from watching her YT she seems super fake and only brag about who she knows... she has so many videos but most of them are like with this famous person or that famous person... she has no real content on her channel (correct me if I'm wrong though I only watched like 2 and couldn't even finish watching the whole thing)


^I think sori did a Kickstarter for her solo too and got a lot more $ than coco so she got to film a better MV

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riceboii 15 days ago 0
15 days ago

Even with the kickstarter Coco herself (in a past video) said that the company offered to help her but she denied it bc she wanted to do it herself. Despite knowing the song wouldn't do well, MOLE still helped her. So I'm sure Coco is just jealous bc Sori managed to become more popular out of the two

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EXID_is_the_EXIT 15 days ago 0
15 days ago

I've never heard from them

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