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Block B’s Agency Makes an Official Statement Refuting “False” Claims

7 Jan

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Recently, idol group Block B sued their agency Stardom Entertainment for unpaid salaries. The members made several complaints, and on January 4, the agency made an official statement to explain the situation.

“Hello. Stardom Entertainment would like to make a few statements.

We would first like to apologize for all the worries we have caused to our fans. There have been several false reports made concerning our agency, and we would like to explain our side.

– Unpaid wages

We have made complete payments to every members of Block B on time. Initially, the agreement was to pay the members on the 25th of every month. However, between April and October of 2011, there had been no profits made by this group. Therefore for the first six months of Block B’s debut, we could not pay their salaries.

In addition, in March 2012, the members, their parents, and the agency made an agreement that instead of the monthly payment, we would pay them every three months.

– Unethical manager who demanded bribes from the parents of Block B members

It is true that Mr. Lee, who was hired briefly as the manager for the group, received bribes from the parents. Mr. Lee, however, met with the parents without our knowledge and has deceived both the agency and the parents. Currently, we do not know of his whereabouts.

We only found out afterward. At the time, the parents and the agency decided not to publicize this incident because we feared it would affect the group negatively. We have contacted the proper authorities, and we hope that Mr. Lee will be brought to justice soon.

– Block B’s inactive period in 2012

When Block B made their comeback in February 2012, they made active appearances in Korea. However due to the unfortunate incident during an interview in Thailand, Block B members required eight months of inactivity.

Block B members were angry at the time. However the agency did everything in our power to solve the situation, and we were successful.

– The figure controlling the Block B members from the back

Our agency has worked tirelessly to increase profits for every members of our group. When we heard of the existence of a figure that has encouraged Block B members to sue the agency and break the contract, we were angry and disappointed.

This unknown figure has convinced the Block B members and their parents to stop communicating with us, creating distrust. During recent conversations with the members and their parents, we were able to confirm these facts.

– Future plans

Despite our hope to solve this misunderstanding, Stardom Entertainment recently found out, via internet, that the parents have applied to have the contracts voided. Though we are disappointed at their haste decisions, we will still try our best to resolve this situation as smoothly and quickly as possible.

Thank you.”

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Stardom Entertainment Agency responds to lawsuit filed by Block B.

4 Jan
Agency: "How can we pay you if you didn't earn any income Block B???"

Agency: “How can we pay you if you didn’t earn any income Block B???”

After Block B filed a lawsuit against them for not paying the group since April of 2011, Stardom Entertainment has released a press release explaining their side of the story.

According to the agency, the company has paid the group what they were entitled to. While the group was supposed to paid on the 25th of every month, from the period of April 2011 to October of 2011, the company claims there was no earnings from the group, and thus was not obligated to pay them. Furthermore, their contract was changed in March of 2012 when the group members’ parents visited and an agreement to pay them every 3 months was made.

Block B has also sued the company over $70,000 that the CEO, Mr. Lee, took from the group members’ parents from promotional activities before disappearing, taking the money with him. Stardom Entertainment has revealed that Mr. Lee was only a manager for the company, but forged documents that called him the CEO. The company was not aware of these actions, but will be working with the police to take legal action against the man.

Stardom Entertainment has also claimed that Block B is not working alone in this lawsuit, but rather individuals behind the scenes are influencing the group’s decision to sue the company, creating an atmosphere of resentment and mistrust between the group and its agency.

The company also explained that the reason the Block B members haven’t appeared on talk shows. After the group’s scandal due to their inappropriate behavior during an interview in Thailand, the group went through an 8 month reflection period. Afterwards, the members weren’t able to make many broadcast appearances, placing the blame on the company when they had no say in the matter.

Stardom Entertainment will be working to try to resolve the issues brought up by the lawsuit.