In March, Ji Soo was accused of getting been a perpetrator of college violence in center faculty. Ji Soo apologized and KeyEast Entertainment launched a press release concerning the situation. Ji Soo had been starring in “River Where the Moon Rises,” a 20-episode drama that had aired its fifth episode and was 80 % produced when the allegations had been first made. KBS determined to remove him from the drama and replace him with actor Na In Woo. In April, Victory Contents filed a lawsuit for damages in opposition to KeyEast.
On May 26, Victory Contents launched one other assertion to clarify the present state of affairs and as soon as once more ask KeyEast to pay damages. Read the assertion under:
Despite the nice problem we confronted because of the lead actor withdrawing through the drama’s broadcast due to a college violence controversy, “River Where the Moon Rises” efficiently completed airing on April 20, 2021 because of the efforts of the drama’s solid and manufacturing employees.
The first court docket look for the lawsuit for damages we filed in opposition to KeyEast on the Seoul Central District Court happened on May 20, 2021. However, KeyEast solely despatched their authorized representatives, and not one of the firm’s employees or officers attended, displaying habits that’s completely different from what was instructed in their press launch, the place they said they might actively work on paying the damages.
Moreover, the transient submitted by KeyEast forward of the day of the primary look clearly reveals that they’re saying one factor and that means one other. KeyEast is claiming, “[Victory Contents] and KBS unilaterally knowledgeable us of Ji Soo’s withdrawal with out rigorously confirming the info, and due to this fact we aren’t chargeable for a breach of contract,” they usually stated about our lawsuit, “It seems that they’re making the most of Ji Soo’s faculty violence controversy and attempting to realize a financial revenue that exceeds the damages they suffered.” Even although Ji Soo himself has admitted to and apologized for perpetrating faculty violence after the numerous testimonies and press interviews launched by the victims, KeyEast is making it seem like it isn’t true that Ji Soo was a perpetrator of college violence. By doing so, they’re inflicting extra injury on our firm in addition to the actors, director, author, and all employees members of the drama and even the victims of college violence.
It appears that KeyEast is actively selling their new dramas together with “Koo Kyung Yi” (literal title), which stars hallyu star Lee Young Ae and has a manufacturing value of 40 billion received (roughly $35.eight million), however they don’t seem to be paying a single cent for damages associated to our firm.
In the March 20 episode of MBC’s “True Story Expedition Team,” Ji Soo’s center faculty classmates who had been victims of college violence perpetrated by him defined the way in which he bullied them and said that faculty violence is a critical crime. At the core of this situation is the truth that Ji Soo has evoked critical public criticism resulting from faculty violence, and it’s due to this fact clear that the direct victims of college violence in addition to the manufacturing crew behind “River Where the Moon Rises” are all victims of Ji Soo. As the contracting get together of the appearing contract, KeyEast should take duty for the social scandal raised by their actor Ji Soo and the damages for the re-shoots brought on by him.
In a petition submitted to the court docket, 96 employees members who labored on “River Where the Moon Rises” said they they needed to re-film 18 of the 20 episodes of the drama resulting from Ji Soo’s withdrawal and requested that KeyEast take duty.