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Details of Kris’s lawsuit with SM Entertainment revealed

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Local media Yonhap News has uncovered the details of Kris’s lawsuit with SM Entertainment.

In the lawsuit, Kris claimed that his label has never considered or respected his opinion and health when scheduling for the group’s promotional activities in South Korea and China.

“The company has treated me like a machine part or as an object of control rather than presenting a vision as an entertainer,” the 24-year-old singer whose real name is Wu Yifan was quoted as saying.

The singer, who was recruited into the company at the age of 16 in 2007 said that his contract should be annulled because he wasn’t in equal position when negotiating the terms of his contract.

SM Entertainment was quick to deny the allegations this morning but has since confirmed that it was looking into the facts.

“We are perplexed by the incident … we will do our best to keep EXO’s activities on track.” An S.M. Entertainment spokesperson told Yonhap.

Follow our rolling coverage of the lawsuit here.

An un-named source also revealed that Kris had financial difficulties despite the group’s success in Asia.

“Over the distribution of profit, SM only showed him a self-made bill without any further detailed explanation. … This forced (him) into constant financial difficulties despite an overload of work and activities,” the source was cited as saying.

“We insist that SM has abused its superior authority over Kris to exploit him,” the source claimed, calling Kris’ exclusive contract with SM invalid because the contract overly limits his basic human rights.

What do you think of the situation? Should the South Korean government introduce legislation to protect these entertainers? 

A screenshot of Kris's submission to the court.

A screenshot of Kris’s submission to the court.

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Source: Yonhap News

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