It was announced on January 30 that Clara’s domestic and U.S. schedules have been cancelled indefinitely following a warning from the Korea Entertainment Management Association (CEMA).
The decision comes a day after a statement by CEMA requesting that she cease all scheduled activities for the time being. An excerpt of the group’s official statement read, “Clara’s recent involvement in a contract cancellation dispute with her agency, the conclusion of which has yet to be determined, has nonetheless become the focus of public criticism. In particular, the sensitive issue of sexual harassment has resulted in public controversy, and the impact of this on the public is becoming a more serious problem.”
In response, the actress has decided to cancel all upcoming activities. On January 30, a representative of hers addressed the media saying, “Clara has decided to accede to CEMA’s request, canceling all upcoming planned domestic activities. She is now at work on a film in Hong Kong, and due to a contract that she has with a film company there, it will be difficult to cancel at this point. However, she has decided to cancel her commitments in the U.S. that were scheduled to follow her work in Hong Kong.”
The controversy in question began last September when, on the grounds of sexual harassment from the CEO of her agency, Polaris Entertainment, Clara declared her intention to cancel her contract. She then brought a suit against Polaris last month to nullify the contract, which is still ongoing.