Things are not turning out the way Lai Kuanlin (賴冠霖)(라이관린) planned.
Earlier today (Thursday, 21st May), the Seoul Central District Court has once again rejected the former Wanna One member’s request to suspend his exclusive contract with his label Cube Entertainment.
Kuanlin initially revealed that he will file a follow-up lawsuit against the entertainment company. He shared the news with his fans via his Weibo account earlier on Tuesday (19th May).
He wrote, “Thank you for all the trust and support provided when I was at my lowest point. I will continue to move forward and work really hard.” Additionally, Kuanlin uploaded a legal letter, indicating his upcoming legal battle.
Following the recent court decision, Cube Entertainment came up with a statement that reads:
“Hello. This is Cube Entertainment. Today, the Seoul Central District Court decided to dismiss our agency artiste Lai Kuanlin’s request to suspend his exclusive contract with the company, which was submitted in July.
Our company respects the court’s decision. And we inform you once again that there is no reason for the termination of the exclusive contract between Cube and Lai Kuanlin. According to the court’s decision, we will maintain our exclusive contract relationship with Lai Kuanlin. We will also find an amicable solution through discussions with him.
Cube Entertainment will continue to support all of our artists and trainees so that they can show their best abilities, and we will do our best to abide by the contracts and safeguard trust. We apologise for causing fans’ concern over this matter. A lot of fans have been worried during this time. But rest assured that we will continue to show a good appearance. Thank you.”
Back in November 2019, the Seoul Central District Court rejected the lawsuit appealed by the Taiwanese idol to terminate his contract with the agency in July 2019, citing that the reason for terminating the contract was invalid and unacceptable.