Former IN2IT Member Kim Sunghyun Shares Amicable Resolution To Legal Dispute With Agency
Kim Sunghyun has shared an update on the legal dispute over his contract.
On March 13, Kim Sunghyun shared photos on his Instagram and wrote, “An amicable agreement has been reached over my contract with CJ. Thank you to lawyer Kim Jong Hwi for helping me. And thank you to everyone who worried about me and helped me.”
Kim Sunghyun debuted in 2017 as a member of IN2IT, the boy group formed through Mnet’s 2016 survival show “Boys24.” In 2019, he competed on Mnet’s “Produce X 101,” and it was announced in September by IN2IT’s agency MMO Entertainment (a label under CJ E&M) that he had decided to leave the group due to personal reasons.
Kim Sunghyun then came forward with a statement in which he described his situation. He stated he was being prevented from promoting, the agency had no plans for him, he had never received payment from them, and he was even being blocked from posting on social media. He aimed to instead find a job to support his family due to their poor financial situation, however he was told he would have to pay a sum of 120 million won (approximately $99,350) to CJ for penalty of breach of contract.
IN2IT has since also parted ways with MMO Entertainment following their contract termination.