On November 27, Megan Lee’s representative revealed the reasons behind her lawsuit against Soul Shop Entertainment in an official statement.
The rep stated, “Since the end of February 2014, Kim Tae Woo’s wife Kim Ae Ri and mother-in-law Mrs. Kim took office as the management director and chief director, respectively. They let go of management employees that had been at the company for over 10 years, and pressured Megan Lee to debut in a difficult situation.”
“Since the management changed to Kim Ae Ri, Megan Lee didn’t receive a proper expense statement from March to August.”
Regarding the musical “All Shook Up,” the rep said, “Without prior discussion, the agency unilaterally signed on for the musical. When we received the musical contract that had been signed without permission in October, the decision was made that Megan Lee couldn’t trust in Soul Shop Entertainment anymore.”
The representative said that Megan Lee received unfair treatment from the management director and chief directors: “The vehicle that was set aside for Megan Lee was used by Kim Ae Ri for personal reasons, and the management director did not manage anything,” said Megan Lee’s rep.
Further, the rep revealed that Megan Lee, as a result of verbal abuse from the management director, fell into depression and even had a professional psychological consultation in June.
“We no longer see a future at Soul Shop, and we hope the same does not happen to others. Please understand that there was a lot of consideration and pain that led up to this decision.”
In the midst of this statement from Megan Lee, management director Kim Ae Ri has revealed her side of the matter. She said, “After seeing Megan Lee’s statement, I’m not sure what to do. There are a lot of false claims. I will be looking into possible legal action.”
Kim Ae Ri has denied using the company vehicle for personal reasons, as well as subjecting Megan Lee to verbal abuse.