Woo Jin Young’s Agency Withdraws Lawsuit Against YG Entertainment For “MIXNINE” Conflict
D1CE Entertainment (formerly Happyface Entertainment) has decided to withdraw the lawsuit against YG Entertainment for the canceled debut of the final group resulting from survival program “MIXNINE.” The agency’s trainee Woo Jin Young placed first place on the show.
On April 19, the agency released the following statement:
First of all, we express sincere gratitude to everyone who has shown lots of interest and concern for our legal conflict with YG Entertainment, which produced “MIXNINE.”
We recently met with the “MIXNINE” production team a few times and had many discussions. We clearly pointed out and criticized the various problems that occurred with “MIXNINE” during filming and after the broadcast ended, and the “MIXNINE” production team fully acknowledged [the problems] and apologized.
D1CE Entertainment accepted the sincere apology of the “MIXNINE” production team, and we settled our misunderstandings peacefully. Furthermore, considering Yang [Hyun Suk]’s will for more healthy development of the entertainment industry in the future, we withdrew the lawsuit regarding “MIXNINE.”
D1CE Entertainment hopes that this process was a meaningful step of reflecting upon the meaning of communication and synergy, and we promise to continue focusing our full effort into this.
We once again express deep gratitude for everyone who sent a lot of support to Woo Jin Young and the D1CE members who are awaiting their debut along with D1CE Entertainment.