SM Makes Official Statement Regarding EXO Lu Han′s Lawsuit
With reports that EXO member Lu Hanhas filed a lawsuit against SM Entertainment to terminate his exclusive contract, SM Entertainment has responded that it will be taking action as the lawsuit was carried out for personal gain.
On October 10, SM Entertainment stated through a press release, "We found out that Lu Han filed a lawsuit through the law firm today," and "We plan on calmly taking action aggressively and multilaterally."
"He expressed that he wanted to focus on personal activities in China rather than EXO group promotions, with his health as an issue, and we were in the process of discussing future plans when we were caught off guard at the sudden lawsuit," said SM Entertainment.
"However, similar to Kris′ case, seeing that he chose to file a lawsuit with the same law firm in the same manner in a situation where a lawsuit was not necessary, we came to the conclusion that the lawsuit was filed, disregarding the activities of the group and the interests of all involved parties, including the company, in order to put priority on his personal gain."
"We also see that there is some de facto power existing around him," stated SM. "Regarding this situation, we plan on actively and multilaterally taking action in a calm manner with our overseas partners including those in China and legal experts."
SM reassured that there will be no issues with EXO promotions from here on.
"EXO promotions will continue with no problem from this point onward."
Meanwhile, Lu Han filed a lawsuit against SM Entertainment at the Seoul Central District Office on October 10 to terminate his contract. The law firm, Hankyul, will be in charge of the suit. The law firm was also in charge of EXO′s former member, Kris (Wu Yi Fan)′s case in May.
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