Samuel Wins Lawsuit To Invalidate Contract With Brave Entertainment
Samuel has won the lawsuit against Brave Entertainment regarding his exclusive contract.
On November 17, Seoul Central District Court ruled in favor of the plaintiff, Samuel, and dismissed Brave Entertainment’s suit for damages of 1 billion won (approximately $846,380). The judge stated, “We confirm that the contract signed between the plaintiff and defendant on June 9, 2014 is not valid, and we dismiss the request for counteraction filed by the defendant.”
After the ruling, Samuel commented, “I couldn’t do anything during the three long years due to the legal conflict, and I am very happy to have won the lawsuit. I stated the truth, and the truth got across. I am thankful to my fans and acquaintances who have waited a long time for me, supported me, and sympathized with me. I will go back to square one and repay those who supported me through good productions and in great form.”
In an Instagram post, he wrote, “Thank you Garnet [Samuel’s fans] for praying for me, believing in me, and waiting for me during this long wait. I can’t express it in words… The heavens took my side. It’s all thanks to all of you.”
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Samuel debuted as part of the duo 1PUNCH under Brave Entertainment in 2015. Two years later, he made a name for himself through his appearance on Mnet’s “Produce 101 Season 2” and promoted as a solo artist since then. In 2019, Samuel 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.