SM Entertainment will be pursuing legal action in China against former EXO members Kris, Luhan, and Tao.
The agency has formally submitted 14 lawsuits to a Chinese court regarding the three individuals.
SM Entertainment stated, “Until Korean courts make a ruling about Kris, Luhan, and Tao who have unilaterally filed suits, they are SM artists. Doing activities before the official ruling of a court is illegal. Following the recent lawsuit, we will be taking legal action continously in China as well.”
They continued, “China’s National Copyright Administration’s policy, China’s Publishing Association’s pledge, and the Korea and China Copyright Forum’s memorandum of understanding will protect the mind of abiding contracts in light of the important issues of intellectual property rights and contract minds that have been magnified since last year.”
Previously, Kris sought to nullify his contract with SM in May 2014, Luhan in October 2014, and Tao officially in August 2015.