Happyface Entertainment’s Lawyer Comments On Cancellation Of “MIXNINE” Group
Happyface Entertainment’s legal representative released a statement shortly after YG’s legal representative explained the reason behind canceling the debut of the final members of “MIXNINE.”
The agency manages Woo Jin Young, the member who took the final first place position in the show.
On October 31, the first pleading for Happyface Entertainment’s compensation for damages case against YG Entertainment took place at Seoul Central District Court. The lawyers for both parties attended the pleading.
Happyface Entertainment’s legal representative soon released the agency’s statement towards the case. The lawyer stated, “If the contract had properly been fulfilled, the negotiations with all the other members’ agencies and YG would not have broken down.”
The lawyer added, “It was possible to debut the team within four months at that time. However, YG’s reason that they could not make the team’s debut because the program did not score well makes us feel exactly like this traditional saying, ‘You swallow if it’s sweet and spit it out if it’s bitter.'” (This saying refers to when a person is used when his/her service is needed and distance between that person is kept when he/she is no longer needed.)
The lawyer also pointed out, “YG knew that having a three year-long preparation period was unacceptable to small agencies like us, but they suggested this anyway. Their explanation is all about justifying themselves. YG also had to cover all expenses that were spent during the show’s filming and broadcasting period, but they did not.”
Happyface Entertainment has been claiming that YG neglected the members and did not even mention any plans for the team’s debut even after two months since the show’s end, while YG Entertainment stated that they will try to solve all misunderstandings as possible by law.
Stay tuned for more updates on this case.