Earlier, Chinese media site Sina reported that EXO-M’s Kris has filed a lawsuit against SM Entertainment. The filing was reportedly requesting early termination of his contract with SM Entertainment.
TV Daily has now reported that after silence from SM Entertainment, they have released a statement saying, “Although we are very taken aback with this sudden news, we are working on ascertaining the truth to this story. We will try our best to successfully continue EXO’s promotion and activities.”
Kris was selected as a trainee in 2007 through SM Entertainment’s Global Audition in Gwangzhou in China. Kris is currently the leader for EXO-M.
According to Seoul Central District Court, on May 15th, Kris filed court papers to request that his exclusive contract with SM Entertainment be terminated.
Law firm Hankyul has confirmed that they will be handling the case on behalf of Kris, with their lawyer Cho Bum Suk representing Kris personally. The same law firm represented Hangeng in his lawsuit against SM Entertainment.
In a telephone conversation with eNews, Cho Bum Suk said “It’s true that Kris has filed a lawsuit today against SM Entertainment for termination of his contract.”
They continued on to say that the case will not be made public to or media in order to ensure discreetness.
SM Entertainment released a statement saying, “We were very caught off guard by this. We will do our best to ensure that this does not effect EXO and the groups promotions as much as possible.”