After news of singer-actor No Min Woo filing a lawsuit against his former agency, SM Entertainment, hit the media, his current agency revealed more details as to the reason he is suing, as well as the timing of the suit.
On May 11, a representative of MJ Dreamsys told Ilgan Sports, “As soon as No Min Woo entered his second year of middle school, SM Entertainment tried to sign him. Although he wasn’t planning to sign, [SM] convinced him and eventually signed the contract. However, [the agency] never once properly played out their role as a management.”
The rep continued, “When [No Min Woo] questioned why they weren’t doing their job properly, they neglected him even more. All this time, No Min Woo’s mother, who is currently the CEO of his agency, helped him with his activities on her own. Even more, people from SM would come to the broadcast station and cause a disruption in the midst of filming. They behaved in a way that goes beyond all reasonable bounds, which has led to this [lawsuit].”
The singer-actor’s legal representation also shared, “No Min Woo was unable to appear on broadcast due to [SM’s] silent pressure. There were times when his casting had been confirmed, but was suddenly cancelled.”
As for the reason he has decided to belatedly take action now, No Min Woo’s attorney explained, “No Min Woo and his mother have been contemplating the lawsuit since a year ago, but after seeing this series of events, they made the decision to go through with it.”
Furthermore, the singer-actor took to his Instagram and uploaded a series of posts after the news hit the media: “There are times when it’s exhausting to find strength and smile,” and “After enduring and enduring, I’ve reached a limit. Thank you [fans] for always being by my side. I exist because I have my fans.”
Meanwhile, SM Entertainment has responded to the lawsuit, stating that No Min Woo’s claims are groundless.