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


Source: NEWSEN
Translated By: Youngha@ BLOCKBINTL
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bauci 4th-Jan-2013 03:44 pm (UTC)
When all 7 people and their families feel they've been wronged there's probably cause for that.

Also I like how this is worded. Things might turn out ok for the boys.

Edited at 2013-01-04 03:45 pm (UTC)
kingdra 4th-Jan-2013 03:45 pm (UTC)
good for them tbh they don't deserve to be treated like shit especially after all that thailand craziness. i'll be okay with anything that happens at this point as long as they don't stay with brand new stardom anymore :|
in_noctem 4th-Jan-2013 03:46 pm (UTC)
"We respectfully request for [you] to be careful of anymore statements coming from Stardom with the intent to mislead the press and public opinion."

Don't worry, I don't think anyone's buying their statements. And this - "Attorney for the 7 members of Block B" feels somewhat comforting for some reason.

Stardom's statement made it seem like they'd work things out and possibly have them stay on at the company but this means they're really leaving eh? :\
11th_dance 4th-Jan-2013 03:46 pm (UTC)
at least they are all together ; ;

Stardom clearly and implicitly giving him the approval to use the title and act as the CEO
wow, seriously?
earthequality 4th-Jan-2013 05:26 pm (UTC)
at least they are all together ; ;

you and me tbh
illustratedd 4th-Jan-2013 03:48 pm (UTC)
Wow, fuck you Stardom. Don't pay your artists, don't pay your employees, make one of the members of your group pay for outfits, basically rob parents blind and then have the gall to blatantly lie ("hide the truth") about everything?

Ugh, I really hope they get picked up by a decent agency as all 7! Even the bastard Kyung needs to say in the group :(
bauci 4th-Jan-2013 03:54 pm (UTC)
Idk Kyung can go do children's shows with that sugary cute persona he's adopted recently that members laugh at.
pepper 4th-Jan-2013 03:52 pm (UTC)
This is like the SM vs JYJ lawsuit all over again. UGH.
Hopefully, theirs won't drag for 3+ years. :/
ashiva 4th-Jan-2013 04:12 pm (UTC)
Stardom doesn't have enough money or power for that.
pancakeonmyhead 4th-Jan-2013 04:01 pm (UTC)
good for them,
maybe they'll get picked up by a good company and they'll be allowed to promote/perform more like all the other idol groups.
okami_kaoru 4th-Jan-2013 04:02 pm (UTC)
Okay, Block B, as for now I have to praise you for a good lawyer that you've chosen, the wording in this statement is so nice. Now go kick some stupid asses, win this lawsuit and come back to us!

Hopefully everything will be solved soon. ;;
honeebs 4th-Jan-2013 04:03 pm (UTC)
So basically Block B is done with Stardom. They just called Stardom liars and Stardom called Block B liars.
Now can they take their name and when are the 6 contracts over, did the 1 person sign and how long is that contract?
So many questions.
raiha_kasep 4th-Jan-2013 04:03 pm (UTC)
heoll,,though I still so much fond with stardom, I sincerely hope they treat their artist better,,
hope everything will be better for them
TT
luvey 4th-Jan-2013 04:08 pm (UTC)
this should be interesting, especially if all seven stick together. if stardom fights this, which with a missing CEO i don't know exactly how that is going to be in their favor, it should be quite interesting to watch things unfold. i will be watching how the final verdict in JYJ case would play a part of this as a precedent to idol contract issues.
tiggie0307 4th-Jan-2013 04:09 pm (UTC)
I hate that they have to go through this and hopefully they will not have to wait long for the lawsuit to wrap up.
reelrecnizereel 4th-Jan-2013 04:09 pm (UTC)
They are coming for Blood!! GO Block B!!

So much respect for how this is being handled, I like how they opened their statement with love for their fans.


"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."

So is Stardom trying to pin the blame on Lee like they weren't aware of what he was up to? or am I not interpreting that part right?

"We respectfully request for [you] to be careful of anymore statements coming from Stardom with the intent to mislead the press and public opinion."

Wow Stardom seems to be really pulling a stunt with these press releases smh.

I am glad Block B is standing as one and my speculations didn't come through.
sulker 4th-Jan-2013 04:18 pm (UTC)
I'm glad they are not sticking with stardom tbh, ia that it's hard to believe that no one else at stardom knew about it, hmmm
kazu_kumaguro 4th-Jan-2013 05:33 pm (UTC)
Never really care about Block B but they earned my respect.
They do everything properly, agreed to fill the lawsuit together, and making statement through attorney.
I don't know about contradicting parents involvements but from what I've seen they're doing it right.
modestgoddess79 4th-Jan-2013 05:42 pm (UTC)
"We respectfully request for [you] to be careful of anymore statements coming from Stardom with the intent to mislead the press and public opinion."

BOOM
lovelyxbeauty 4th-Jan-2013 06:02 pm (UTC)
Good for them, they seem to have a good lawyer and I'm happy they are sticking together in this. Good luck to them!
harkk 4th-Jan-2013 06:46 pm (UTC)
OT but may I know where is your icon from? (want to watch if it's a cartoon :D)
kanbinayume 4th-Jan-2013 08:28 pm (UTC)
This sounds really solid. Block B deserves so much better, and I hope this is settled quickly
lysblack 4th-Jan-2013 09:23 pm (UTC)
team block b! i really can believe the bullshit their company came up with and in a way tried to blame the boys.
joongielover 4th-Jan-2013 09:34 pm (UTC)
as a dbsk stan, i'm jealous that all the members (and their families) are together. and i hope for the best for block b, and i believe they will have a good outcome :).
aj_123 5th-Jan-2013 01:44 am (UTC)
I cant help but think of what if in this situation *sighs*
hitsujiga 4th-Jan-2013 10:08 pm (UTC)
you can do this boys ;A; looks like you got a decent back-up there!
taecmyheart 4th-Jan-2013 10:50 pm (UTC)
Aww I really hope things turn out well for them! To me if seems like they've been preparing for this for a while now. :/ Also glad that all the members are on the same side, it would be horrible otherwise. Stay positive BBCs!
bunica1990 4th-Jan-2013 11:00 pm (UTC)
I've finally caught up with this. Good job Block B! That's a very well-written statement.

Edited at 2013-01-04 11:01 pm (UTC)
blue_rin 5th-Jan-2013 12:34 am (UTC)
The best thing to come out of this is that all seven are in it together, I can stop having DBSK flashbacks now. As Block B is my favourite group this is terrible news to start the year with but the biggest problem is Block B's issue with the company. For going that long without pay and still making songs, I have so much respect for them.

Also last, I am still wondering where and what Cho PD is doing in the midst of all this?
lishalishalisha 5th-Jan-2013 01:50 am (UTC)
I hope two things come from this:
1. Block B gets picked up by a better company and therefore is able to continue promoting because I really do love their music, and
2. EvoL can leave as well and also gets picked up by a different company because I adored them too.

Maaaan, this whole thing is ridiculous.
Also, glad that the boys have someone competent helping them.
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