Updated December 19th, 2023 at 11:15 IST
FIFTY FIFTY’s agency files lawsuit against three former members over contract termination
Attrakt has filed a “civil suit” against the three former FIFTY FIFTY singers, their parents, and two executives of the production company The Givers.
FIFTY FIFTY’s three former members, Aran, Sio, and Saena, have been sued for 13 billion won ($10 million) by the group’s agency Attrakt. The company claims the trio is responsible for the breach of contract that occurred between the members and the label, according to Korea JoongAng Daily.
FIFTY FIFTY former members sued by Attrakt
As per the report, Attrakt has filed a “civil suit” against the three former FIFTY FIFTY singers, their parents, and Ahn Sung-il and Baek Jin-sil, two executives of the production company The Givers. The K-pop agency claims that the individuals they sued were complicit in the "unjust" violation of the contracts of the three idols.
The label stated, “The estimated damages and penalty fees reached hundreds of billions of won. However, we demanded the partial payment of 13 billion won, considering the possibility of a further increase in damages in the future.”
All four members of FIFTY FIFTY filed to suspend their exclusive contract with their label Attrakt in June of this year. The group had accused the company of failing to uphold settlement agreements, providing insufficient support and failing to protect the band's health. They insisted that their label had missed their music sales in April, which is why there was no income reported for that month.
Keena's return and apology
Amid the turmoil, Keena has chosen to return to the ATTRAKT fold. The singer made an apology to the label’s CEO, Jeon Hong Jun. She also took the initiative to write handwritten letters expressing remorse to the agency's staff.
ATTRAKT commended Keena for her efforts in trying to set things right since July and for her bravery in revealing the truth.
Published December 19th, 2023 at 11:15 IST