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Posted by beansss AKP STAFF 12 days ago

MLD Entertainment accuses Daisy of making false claims + reasons that it is legal to request contract termination fees

AKP STAFF

On January 8, MLD Entertainment issued another lengthy statement of rebuttal against the claims made on the January 7 broadcast of KBS's 'News 9' involving Momoland member Daisy

First, MLD Entertainment adamantly denied once again that Momoland's survival program 'Finding Momoland' was rigged. Next, the agency provided a lengthy explanation of their side to Daisy's claims, where she accused the company of preventing her from promotions for approximately 8 months. 

MLD said, "During the 8-month period starting from May of 2019, Momoland did not even carry out any official promotions such as releasing a domestic album. Since the release of their 5th mini album 'I'm So Hot' in March of 2019, Momoland did not carry out official group promotions other than unit activities for approximately 9 months. The reason for this was due to our conflict with Daisy."

The agency continued, "In February of 2019, Daisy became involved in a dating scandal. After checking with her, we released a statement confirming the dating news to be true. Then, 3 days later, Daisy's mother requested that we remove Daisy from Momoland, and that she would be coming to take her daughter away. Daisy also knew of her mother's intentions. But as the group was currently in the process of preparing for a comeback album, we asked Daisy to take a break from promotions. Then, on March 12, 2019, on March 27, 2019, and on July 30, 2019, Daisy mother sent us three different legal documents requesting for a termination of Daisy's contract. In August of 2019, we relayed our intentions to allow for the termination of Daisy's contract without any penalties via Daisy's legal representative."

However, "Daisy's side rejected this offer, instead adding to the ongoing conflict by accusing us of 'demanding illegal payments'. Afterward, we had no choice but to send over a legal document on our end, denying their original request to terminate Daisy's contract and also explaining the need to pay a contract termination fee for attempting to terminate the contract in advance."

MLD Entertainment then reasoned that to request a contract termination fee when a contract must be terminated "for the artists's own benefit" is legal according to Korea's entertainment contract laws, and also stressed that the agency does not admit to any of the accusations raised on KBS's 'News 9'. Finally, the company has asked that KBS apologize for their "biased" broadcast, and is currently waiting for their reply. 

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LoveKpopfromAust964 pts 12 days ago 5
12 days ago

MLD seem to have put the blame wholly and solely with Daisy in regards to the delay in their comeback preparations. Are they not forgetting Yeonwoo and Taeha departed the group in late November 2019 which would have undoubtedly affected their comeback preparations regardless of what was happening with Daisy. It is evident by this that MLD are not being entirely honest and are trying to portray Daisy and her mother as being selfish, greedy and out to hurt Momoland. I wonder what those 'illegal payments' referred to were? Were they actually a ridiculous penalty fee in disguise? You have to wonder. If both parties don't come to an agreement soon Momoland will be the big losers.

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kokoroheart199 pts 11 days ago 3
11 days ago

I'm sorry but it's hard to trust this company. For months we asked for updates on Daisy and Taeha. MONTHS. With every comeback or activity we would ask how they're doing but MLD just ignored us. They literally said nothing and we were just left in the dark the whole time. I have no idea who's telling the truth but MLD Entertainment has been neglectful this whole time whenever we asked them for updates on their artists and now that they're being called out they're choosing to take action? They're scared they're going to lose money so now they're choosing to be vocal. It's frustrating.

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