10:23 am - 01/04/2013
Block B's official position on Stardom
This is the full text of 7-member Block B’s official position stated by their attorney from the representing law firm.
Our law firm, as the attorney for the 7-member idol group Block B, has filed an injunction against Stardom Entertainment on 2013. 1. 3 at the Seoul Central District Court for the effective suspension of [Block B’s] exclusive contract. Due to Stardom Entertainment bringing attention to content which is different from the truth through a press release on 2013. 1. 4, we are distributing a press release that contains the official position of the 7 members of Block B. Therefore, we request for cooperation in not reporting without filtering for content that differs from the truth.
This is the official position of the 7 members of Block B regarding Stardom Entertainment’s (hereinafter called Stardom) press release on 2013. 1. 4.
First, we would like to say that we are greatly sorry for giving the many fans who love and cherish Block B a reason to worry starting from the new year.
The Block B members agonized for a very long time over canceling their exclusive contract and filing for injunction. However, ever since the signing of the exclusive contract and even to now, there have been numerous incidents that have made it so that Stardom can no longer be trusted. Therefore, we would like to inform that [Block B] has inevitably come to a decision like this.
Stardom asserted that all profits have been calculated and that a mutual agreement was made about the calculation cycle. However, this is different from the truth, and the real truth will all be revealed in court.
On Stardom’s explanation regarding the previous CEO Mr. Lee, because this started with Stardom clearly and implicitly giving him the approval to use the title and act as the CEO, it is different from the truth and is not enough to simply avoid responsibility.
Above this, in actuality, Stardom’s claim of the dissatisfaction about the amount of broadcasts, or that someone behind-the-scenes is the cause for the cancelling of the exclusive contract, is absolutely different from the truth. It is nothing but an attempt to disparage the members’ inevitable choice which was followed by much consideration.
We respectfully request for [you] to be careful of anymore statements coming from Stardom with the intent to mislead the press and public opinion.
Once again we convey [Block B’s] apologies for giving the fans a reason to worry. The Block B members promise to repay the fans’ love with more matured image from now on.
2013 January 4
Attorney for the 7 members of Block B
Translated By: Youngha@ BLOCKBINTL