Samuel And Brave Entertainment Give Conflicting Arguments At Hearing For Invalidity Of His Contract
On August 25, a hearing was held for Samuel’s filing to invalidate his contract with Brave Entertainment.
At the hearing on August 25 at Seoul Central District Court, Samuel’s side mentioned not receiving a proper payment statement from Brave Entertainment and being forced to participate in the CEO’s personal events as some of the reasons to invalidate his contract.
Samuel’s lawyer stated, “Brave showed [Samuel] his payment statement in December 2018, but that was different from the payment statement revealed through this trial. There was a difference of 250 million won (approximately $213,500).”
In response, Brave Entertainment’s lawyer commented, “This is not true. Also, the earnings from Kim Samuel’s activities did not even reach the break-even point, and the difference with the number in the newly released payment statement is very minor.
Samuel’s lawyer additionally argued, “Brave forced Kim Samuel to release a single for a blockchain-related event.”
Brave Entertainment responded, “We are devoted to all of our duties including management duties and unsparing investment for the growth of our artists. We are maintaining a legal contract with Samuel and did not give him any unfair treatment. We will take legal action according to due process.”
Back in 2019, Samuel—who was then signed to Brave Entertainment—announced his decision to promote as an independent artist. The agency responded by announcing that Samuel’s decision had been unilateral and that they planned to take legal action. Samuel’s mother and lawyer went on to reveal that the singer had filed a legal complaint against Brave Entertainment after unsuccessfully attempting to terminate his contract with the agency, detailing the specific issues that led to a breach of trust.