Key East Entertainment has denied reports about Kim Hyungjoon’s military enlistment.
Earlier today, news about Kim Hyunjoong’s military enlistment in March was widely reported, causing varied responses from fans and critics alike. Key East Entertainment, Kim Hyungjoong’s agency, immediately released a statement denying the reports.
According to the agency, “The news about Kim Hyunjoong entering the military this March is not true. Currently, it is still unconfirmed as he has not received a warrant for the enlistment.” The agency further stated that they have not been contacted by the press prior to the spread of these reports.
Kim Hyunjoong initially delayed enlisting for the military to accommodate his recent concert tour overseas which was followed by the assault and battery case filed against him by his former girlfriend.
Sports DongA has released a report about Kim Hyun Joong and the assault charges that he faces by his ex-girlfriend. According to the report, Kim Hyun Joong will be summoned for investigation as early as next week.
In the report, a rep from Songpa Police Office in Seoul revealed, “After we received the complaint on August 20th, the investigation into the plaintiff concluded while the investigation into the defendant has not yet occurred. Early next week, we will be summoning Kim Hyun Joong for investigation.”
Kim Hyun Joong is currently overseas for his promotional activities and will be returning to Korea afterwards. His agency, Key East Entertainment revealed, “We will work with police on their investigation with the utmost sincerity to ensure right and wrong is clear.”
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Park Jung-min from the defunct boy band SS501 has asked a court to nullify the exclusive representation agreement he signed with his agency.
The star alleges that CNR Media is not paying him as agreed, but the contract he signed prevents him from working elsewhere.
The agency has only paid Park 150 million won ($132,450), the star said, and he seeks further compensation from the company, though he didn’t specify how much he wants in the court filing.
Since the days of SS501, Park has been active as an actor in Taiwan and Japan. Last year, Park headed concerts in Tokyo and Osaka, Japan, over Christmas. But unless his exclusive contract is nullified, he cannot officially sign with another agency.
After five years together, the five members of SS501 decided to separate and pursue individual careers as musicians and actors.
Last year, Park released two EP albums: a dance album by the name of “Not Alone” in January and an eponymous EP in April.