Posted by jennywill AKP STAFF Sunday, February 24, 2019

Court sides with Fantagio in their lawsuit against actress Kang Han Na on her contract


The court sided with Fantagio on matters around Kang Han Na's contract.

The Korean Commercial Arbitration Board decided that Fantagio had managed the actress diligently and that Kang Han Na's reasons for trying to nullify the contract were not valid. They further found that it was difficult to say that the contract that she signed was unfair, that the contract had followed regulations, and therefore the contract was valid.

The Board also decided that further problems that Kang Han Na brought up about Fantagio, such as the ban from the Korea Entertainment Management Association and the Korea Broadcasting Actors Union, did not apply to her case because both had occurred after she left Fantagio. 

Kang Han Na had previously sued Fantagio after signing with new startup entertainment label Stardium, founded by Na Byung Joon, the founding and former CEO of Fantagio, when he was fired from the label by shareholders. The label had also accused her of being MIA for a period of time until her lawsuit, and it looks like the court has ultimately found for the label.

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dizzcity2,220 pts Sunday, February 24, 2019 0
Sunday, February 24, 2019

Well, first, thank you jennywill for producing a proper, well-written news article about a serious topic, that isn't just clickbait.

Secondly, ugh, sad to see the results of this court case turn out the way it did, but unfortunately the court was correct. She shouldn't have cut off contact and instead discussed with the new management how to end her contract on amicable terms if she wanted to follow her former manager to Stardium. Perhaps by paying a contract-breakage fee instead of all these counter-suits. Unless the new Chinese shareholders and CEO were forcing their employees to do some shady unethical behind-the-scenes things, this just seems like a normal corporate hostile takeover and reshuffling of upper management. The artists could wait until the dust settles. Still, the fact that she seemed so eager to cut off contact and was willing to sue rather than settle hints at perhaps something wrong behind the scenes. But that is something for regulatory agencies to handle (which they already have with the boycott), rather than legal courts.



pink_oracle6,505 pts Monday, February 25, 2019 0
Monday, February 25, 2019

Wait, the wording is confusing. She signed with Stardium while she was still signed to Fantiago or no? How could her claims about the KEMA not apply if she hasn't been officially released from Fantiago?



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