Core Contents Media Denies T-ara’s Ham Eun Jung Exiting Drama on Her Own
The departure of T-ara’s Ham Eun Jung from her drama is beginning to take an uglier turn.
Just a few hours after SBS sent out a press release saying Ham Eun Jung had departed the show, T-ara’s Core Contents Media answered back by saying it only notified of her exit through the same press release.
The press release from SBS had said the decision was mutually released on August 21 after a discussion with Ham Eun Jung.
However, Core Contents Media has expressed its bewilderment saying neither Ham Eun Jung nor her agency had signaled their intent to depart the show.
According to a representative for Core Contents Media, Ham Eun Jung was rehearsing for the drama just yesterday (August 21) and as such, is surprised and disappointed as well to hear about her sudden exit. The agency added it has yet to have even received an official word from SBS yet.
Amid the differing accounts, word from the drama’s production is that advertisers tied in with the drama were concerned over their brand image and had pressured the drama to recast Ham Eun Jung′s role.
Additional reports say rookie actress Jin Se Yeon is in final consideration to replace Ham Eun Jung’s role for the drama.
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