4:57 pm - 09/27/2018

Fantagio to take legal action against Kang Ha Na for signing with another agency


Fantagio is in the process of taking legal action against Kang Han Na.

On September 27, Fantagio stated, “The current exclusive contract between Fantagio and Kang Han Na is valid. We are currently in a situation where we are initiating legal procedures [against her].”

Earlier in the day, Kang Han Na had announced that she would enter into a contract with entertainment agency STARDIUM.


Kang Han Na and Fantagio have been in conflict since March, when she submitted a notice in order to terminate her exclusive contract with the agency. In response, Fantagio stated they would take legal actions against her for breach of contract.

Kang Han Na recently starred in tvN’s “Familiar Wife,” which concluded this month.

Source: Naver (via Soompi), Image via Soompi
myrrhcat 27th-Sep-2018 10:59 am (UTC)
given fantagio's track record i wouldn't be surprised if they're in the wrong here
existingisfunny 27th-Sep-2018 12:05 pm (UTC)
this article doesn't include stardium was made by the former ceo of fantagio after he was kicked out. i'm not surprised she'd attempt to move to the actual person she trusted. i wish he could somehow get astro back instead of new fantagio ruining their trajectory. (although the members do get various variety and drama roles, it's just actual comebacks and music stalled)
aures 27th-Sep-2018 12:21 pm (UTC)
i'm still mad they didn't get to promote when their last release actually did pretty well considering zero promotion
i'm so mad
mlmello 27th-Sep-2018 03:34 pm (UTC)
I would LOVE to see more promotions for always you (the special stage we got for mcountdown was so nice) but they wouldn't push a whole promotion cycle without eunwoo and seeing how packed his drama schedule was, I'm now glad they didn't push it. I'm confident they will comeback again after weki meki and they will get back on track. the first semester was bad for them but I don't think it hurt them a lot. it was more like a delay into their growing career. eunwoo definitely got even more popular after the drama and moonbin and sanha getting more variety stuff will help the group a lot (mcountdown should just make them their fixed mcs lol). if only rocky was still a teenager and could go for dancing high LOL
myungung 27th-Sep-2018 01:03 pm (UTC)
Weki Meki aren't exactly on the supposed trajectory also. they were supposed to have a comeback but it sounds like it's gonna get delayed again
pikapika217 27th-Sep-2018 01:34 pm (UTC)
I was literally just thinking about them earlier this month.
mlmello 27th-Sep-2018 03:28 pm (UTC)
I just saw their title track image teaser or something... aren't they coming back in october?
existingisfunny 27th-Sep-2018 05:08 pm (UTC)
it's a singles album, i don't know if they'll go on music shows.
mlmello 27th-Sep-2018 08:30 pm (UTC)
unfortunately, I wouldn't be surprised if fantagio's mess made things hard for them in music shows, but being a singles album is not a reason for not promoting there, I think. there were other artists who promoted singles in music shows before if I'm not mistaken.
vintage_boom 27th-Sep-2018 06:17 pm (UTC)
Pretty sure fantagio is still being boycotted by most of the industry
mlmello 27th-Sep-2018 08:27 pm (UTC)
I'm curious about this.. how exactly are they being boycotted? /genuine question
because after that notice, I expected things to get bad for their artists, but they're landing dramas, variety shows...
vintage_boom 27th-Sep-2018 10:20 pm (UTC)
From what I understood from the press coverage it it’s more of a behind the scenes boycotting, especially with business and management, on the acting end especially. So my guess would be they aren’t booking their actors as much, or allowing them to fully promote themselves properly. Since there hasn’t been an update on it I’m guessing it’s still intact.

Fantagio is a complete mess this year across the board so rly it could be a number of things causing issues. :/ I rly hope no one considers signing with them in the near future.
aures 27th-Sep-2018 12:21 pm (UTC)
i'm rooting for kang ha na, she's such a dear and i'm pretty sure she's really loyal - i've seen her interact with other people and she doesn't seem to be a mean person so i'm pretty sure they did her dirty
good for her for finding a new agency and i hope she can burn the shit out of fantagio
mlmello 27th-Sep-2018 03:44 pm (UTC)
the new agency is fantagio ex-ceo. she has been fighting against fantagio new people since the start, I hope she wins this. at least she's still getting jobs despite everything (curious if she's actually receiving her payment for them though)
miss_suunshinee 27th-Sep-2018 07:24 pm (UTC)
i hope Kang Hanna wins and can save astro, weki meki and other artists from that messy excuse of agency called fantagio
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