December: "Devilish Joy" Production Company says they will pay outstanding payments for cast by December 31st.
Now: JYP Entertainment To Take Legal Action On Song Ha Yoon’s Unpaid Wages For “Devilish Joy”
Previously on December 28, it was reported that actors including Song Ha Yoon and Lee Joo Yeon are still awaiting payment. The production company Golden Thumb Pictures stated that everyone would be paid by December 31.
However, the actors’ agencies revealed that they have still not been paid. In addition to Song Ha Yoon and Lee Joo Yeon, many supporting actors have yet to receive their full payments.
One actor’s agency commented, “Even after the issue of unpaid wages was brought up, zero won has been received so far,” and continued, “It is unclear to the point that we don’t know if the payment can even be received in the future. We cannot maintain our trust when the previous promised dates for payment were not even fulfilled. iHQ, MBN, Dramax, and Golden Thumb are all not taking active action still.”
Song Ha Yoon’s agency JYP Entertainment shared, “We plan on taking all possible legal action including civil and criminal lawsuits against the parties affiliated with the unpaid wages for ‘Devilish Joy.”
The broadcasting company iHQ remarked, “All the wages that have to be paid have been transferred to Golden Thumb Pictures. The wages are contracted between Golden Thumb Pictures and the actors, so it is an issue that has to be settled by Golden Thumb Pictures.”
Media outlets have been unable to come in contact with Golden Thumb Pictures for a response.
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