According to the media outlets that reported this, the Block B members have filed against Brand New Stardom at the Seoul Central District Court, stating; “During the signing of the exclusive contract, it was promised that in addition to providing proper training opportunities and facilities, we would be paid on every 25th of the following month. However, the agency has not paid us for nearly one year since April of 2011.” (Whether it is 2011 or 2012 has yet to be made clear since the quote states that it has been nearly a year, but April 2011 would be well over a year.)[ad#GA-468-tx-Maiken]
It started last year in March when one member’s contract was ended and his portion of the pay was calculated. Appearance fees from events as well as pay from SBS drama ‘Phantom’s OST’, MBC drama ‘Golden Time OST’, funds collected from the inaguration of our Japanese fan sites fan-club and more for a total of 10 things have been omitted.
They also added; “The CEO of the agency, Mr. Lee, has also disappeared with the 70,000,000 KRW (app. 66,000 USD) that he collected from the members’ parents to use for promotion and production costs. He never listened to the members opinions or thoughts on their activities and directed only in his way.”
So far there has been no word from the agency about this matter, so stay tuned for updates and leave your comments below.[ad#GA-468-img-Maiken]