Rapper Dok2 has been ordered to pay up.
According to the legal industry on July 4th KST, the Civil Affairs Department 4 of the Seoul Southern District Court ordered Dok2 to pay the jewelry company 'A' last month. The lawsuit filed by jewelry company 'A' was forwarded to the court for adjustment back in March and the court ordered Dok2 to pay the said company last month.
Neither jewelry company 'A' nor Dok2 appealed within the 2-week window after the court's decision, thus the adjustment decision was finalized on July 1st. The court ordered Dok2 to pay the jewelry company 'A' 34,740 USD and compensatory damage to make up for the delay in the payment until January 6th, 2023 in three split payments.
This legal dispute between Dok2 and jewelry company 'A' first started back in October 2019. At that time, jewelry company 'A' filed a lawsuit against Illionaire Records claiming Dok2 did not pay over 34,740 USD for a jewelry purchase the record label made for a concert.
In July 2020, the court did not accept the jeweler's claim, saying, "It is difficult to see that the company has to owe money for the goods." This was because Dok2, the co-founder and CEO of Illionaire Records, left the company in February 2020 after resigning as CEO in November 2019. Illionaire Records then went out of business in early July last year.
In September 2020, jewelry company 'A' filed another lawsuit against Dok2 as an individual and has now won the case in December 2021. Dok2 then appealed the decision in January 2022.