SM Entertainment has filed a lawsuit against ex-EXO member Luhan and the movie production company that cast Luhan for a film.
SM Entertainment revealed, “Following the lawsuit that was filed in a court in Shanghai, China, on February 4, we have officially filed a lawsuit on February 10, 2015 against Luhan and the movie production companies involved in casting Luhan for a film in a court in Hong Kong.”
They added, “As we have revealed in our previous statement, the reason for the lawsuit is to protect the rights and profits of SM, EXO and other victims of illegal activities and contract violation. The contracts between SM, Kris (Wu Yi Fan), and Luhan continue to be valid until there is a final decision in the courts, and until then, all business activities, advertisement model activities, as well as movie filming and appearances are in violation of the contract. This is also in violation of SM and EXO’s rights and profits, and it violates the law and ethics.”
Furthermore, SM said, “Luhan has continued to engage in illegal activites even though SM has has exclusive rights and authority over all activities in Korea, China, Hong Kong, and everywhere else in the world as his agency and management company. Since the Hong Kong film makers also cast Luhan without previous agreement with SM, they must both take legal responsibility. As such, SM Entertainment decided to officially file a lawsuit against Luhan and the movie production company who cast Luhan in the Hong Kong court through the law firm KING&WOOD MALLESONS.” They also relayed, “SM is emphasizing once again that that from now on, SM will take legal action against companies that continue to engage in illegal activities and against those that blindly follow illegal activities in China, Hong Kong as well as in other countries.”