Hook Leisure denied Friday accusations by singer Lee Seung-gi that he has not acquired any fee for his songs since his debut in 2004.
“We remorse to let you know that there’s unconfirmed data unfold by the media within the technique of finding out Lee’s fee information, which had been requested by Lee’s authorized representatives,” the company mentioned in an announcement.
The company mentioned that again in 2021, when the 2 events had been renewing their contract, that they had “checked the settlement particulars” and even “wrote an settlement to substantiate it.”
“But, Lee has referred to as the matter into query once more, which is why Hook Leisure is carefully reviewing the fee 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 had been “not true.”
Singer Lee Solar-hee, an govt 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 govt for Hook Leisure out of respect, as a result of she is an artist that has been with us because the starting,” the company mentioned. “Nonetheless, since 2006 till 2021, CEO Kwon Jin-young had acquired 100% 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 fireplace 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]]