5:53 pm - 11/06/2018

Lee Jong-Suk’s agency hints at legal action for detainment

On Tuesday morning Lee Jong-suk arrived at Incheon International Airport after being held at Jakarta Airport for two days. According to an earlier report, authorities detained the actor because he did not have the necessary permit and visa to do business in the country.

However, this was the responsibility of Yes24, the local promoter in Jakarta, who was in charge of handling all of the official paperwork and documents necessary for the event. Not only did Yes24 fail to get the proper permits and visa for Lee, but also reported to the tax office authorities that his earning were reduced, creating further discrepancy. As a result, Lee and staff had their passports withheld and were prevented from traveling back home.

Amen Project, an agency associated with the Lee, explained that because Yes24 reported that there were missing ticket sales, the Indonesian tax authorities seized the actor and staff’s passports. Moreover, there were problems with visa issuance through the Indonesian embassy. As such, the immigration office had taken measures to suspend their departure. Further, Amen Project was informed that they would have to pay a fee to resolve the issue.

In response, Yumetomo and Creative Lab, other agencies associated with Lee, issued an official statement regarding the situation.

“Yes24 has caused serious financial and psychological damage to actor Lee Jong-suk and the Aman Project until this point,” Yumetomo said. Continuing the agency said that the promoters “immature handling” of the situation caused them to not only lose business but also the rights of Lee and relevant staff who had been detained.

Moreover, although the situation has been resolved to a certain extent, Yumemoto asked Yes24 for an explanation of the incident as soon as possible. Afterwards, they plan to take action. Whether that will be legal action has yet to be determine, but they have hinted that it may be a possibility.

The agency also issued an apology to the actor for the situation saying “we apologize again to Lee Jong-suk and the people involved in the project who have been anxious in the face of unknown circumstances.”

At the root of the problem is Yes24. So far, the only official comment has been that it was difficult to connect directly with the person in charge of the detainment. As such, attention is focusing on when the promoter will present a more thorough explanation.

source: KPopLove via Korea Daily
daynr 7th-Nov-2018 02:22 am (UTC)
This sucks for him and I feel badly but ...
it's his agencies job to make sure things like visa are done correctly. Even if you contract with a local company, you should still make sure that laws are being upheld. That's why you get a cut of LJS earnings.
gigabytexx 7th-Nov-2018 03:14 am (UTC)
Not only did Yes24 fail to get the proper permits and visa for Lee,

I was wondering if the ones who takes care of the visas are the people from Indonesia? Because in here many travel agents (a.k.a the third party) are useless. I remember my friend's visa to australia being rejected because the travel agent informed wrongly, my friend went to Australia for an anime event and she's an exhibitor, which of course she went there both for exhibition also to sell merchandise. There are lots of visa options & friend didn't know which one to choose due to her travelling purpose, so she hired the agent to take care of all the paperworks. The agent insisted that the option are only 2, holiday & business, she was forced to choose business. Which turned out to be completely wrong because AU doesn't allow random people to just work there, and there's a more correct visa for exhibitor. The agent did not want to take responsibility of the money lost, and this happens A LOT in here.
And so finally my friend googled a lot and chose the correct visa by herself.

but also reported to the tax office authorities that his earning were reduced, creating further discrepancy.

lmao why am I not surprised lol pls
pseudo_shigure 7th-Nov-2018 03:06 pm (UTC)
the visa needs to be made in indo embassy in korea. so it's a different case.
loveange Oppa7th-Nov-2018 05:13 am (UTC)
Two days....they better have been treating my oppa right! 😒 😘
juhli 7th-Nov-2018 10:26 am (UTC)
I remember this happening to Kina Grannis, she was held for 100 days. Heres a link to an article.
rainstormraider 7th-Nov-2018 10:18 pm (UTC)
Holy Shit.
That is legit terrifying.
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