Hook Leisure denies accusations it withheld cash from Lee Seung-gi
Hook Leisure denied Friday accusations by singer Lee Seung-gi that he has not obtained any cost for his songs since his debut in 2004.
“We remorse to let you know that there’s unconfirmed info unfold by the media within the means of finding out Lee’s cost data, which have been requested by Lee’s authorized representatives,” the company stated in an announcement.
The company stated that again in 2021, when the 2 events have been renewing their contract, they’d “checked the settlement particulars” and even “wrote an settlement to verify it.”
“But, Lee has known as the matter into query once more, which is why Hook Leisure is intently reviewing the cost settlement particulars.”
The company made it clear that the accusation that it had by no means paid Lee for digital streams or downloads of his songs in addition to power him into an unfair contract have been “not true.”
Singer Lee Solar-hee, an government at Hook Leisure, has additionally been embroiled within the allegations, though the company deny that she had something to do with managing Lee Seung-gi.
“Lee Solar-hee has been registered as an government for Hook Leisure out of respect, as a result of she is an artist that has been with us because the starting,” the company stated. “Nonetheless, since 2006 till 2021, CEO Kwon Jin-young had acquired one hundred pc of the corporate’s inventory and Lee Solar-hee was not concerned in any of the corporate administration.”
On Monday, Hook Leisure got here underneath hearth after voice recordings and chat screenshots surfaced on-line, claiming that the company had by no means financially compensated Lee Seung-gi for his songs and constantly gaslighted him throughout his 18-year profession.
BY SHIN MIN-HEE [[email protected]]