Mediation between EXO Kris and SM ends without conclusion
Kris and SM Entertainment’s legal representatives have been unable to reach an agreement today at the mediation session.
The mediation session took place at Seoul Central District Court and Kris was reported to be absent from the session.
Both parties had presented their concerns and discussed about the termination of Kris’ exclusive contract with the company.
With both parties unable to resolve the lawsuit outside the court, a trial date will now be set.
Kris submitted a lawsuit against his agency 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.
Kris is currently filming a Chinese film called ‘Somewhere Only We Know’, while EXO is on tour.