EXO Kris and SM Entertainment’s lawyers meet to settle lawsuit
The lawsuit between EXO’s Kris and SM Entertainment may be mutually settled before it escalates to a trial.
Hangook Sports reported that Kris’s and SM Entertainment’s legal representatives were summon by the Seoul Central District Court on June 11 to encourage a settlement between the two parties.
The outcome of the settlement has yet been announced as both sides need to submit how they want the case to be settled. Seoul Central District Court will then draft up an arbitration and it will be up to the parties to decide whether they want to settle.
It is a common legal procedure for the parties to meet and try to settle the case without proceeding to court.
Kris submitted a lawsuit against his agency last month on May 15 claiming that SM overworked him and never considered his opinions.
“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 Kris was quoted as saying in the submission.
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 said.
It was reported earlier this week that Kris was spotted in Moscow on his way to film a Chinese movie called ‘Somewhere Only We Know’.