CEO Baek Chang Joo of JYJ’s management agency C-JeS Entertainment announced, “This final decision of agreement arbitration is really a concession we made since we have been considering this battle won since three years ago when the court accepted our request for injunction. Since SM Entertainment’s interference with JYJ’s career is not much of a legal dispute than a fight between David and Goliath, we do not expect much difference after the court’s decision.”
He added, “JYJ will continue to be the trailblazer of their own paths as they have been doing. We hope to see some improvements in JYJ’s previously limited opportunities and would like to thank all the domestic and overseas fans for their unconditional love and support.”
So … yesterday I said not to get too excited until the details are released, and while not much has been revealed yet even with this statement, it’s pretty clear that those expecting to see JYJ everywhere in Korea now were a tad overzealous.
I suppose one would had to have figured that SME didn’t just let JYJ off the hook out of the goodness of their hearts. Both parties basically just voted to maintain the status quo, which still probably benefits JYJ in the long-run since they no longer have to deal with the court issues, but it doesn’t afford them any benefits either.