Are you tired of the drama between former EXO members Kris and Luhan and their former company SM Entertainment? Are you tired of them stretching this out for god knows how long? Well the court is too, and they have now ordered them to settle the matter with an arbitrator or they’ll settle it for them.
According to the judicial pool on May 18th, the Seoul Central District Court ruled and appointed an official arbitrator and is forcing compulsory mediation for the contract nullification lawsuits against SM Entertainment by Kris and Luhan. If a settlement offer is not accepted by the warring party, the justice department may take the authority in their own hands and force a reconciliation settlement using the compulsory mediation system. The justice department stated that if both parties, Kris and Luhan vs SM Entertainment, both do not voice an objection to this ruling within the next two weeks, the compulsory mediation will act as both a settlement and a final ruling.
Translation: “You are wasting our goddamn time, we know you’re gonna have at least a half dozen more of these suits over the next year, so let’s get this one done with, for fuck’s sake.”
Both Kris and Luhan’s attorneys stated to Star News, “We are currently reviewing the compulsory arbitration forwarded to us by the justice department, but we cannot release any detailed information regarding the case.”
SM Entertainment, on the other hand, have not made any comments regarding the compulsory mediation ruling. However, they did state that, “When [these stars] have no concrete reason or proof to give up [their career] and are hiring the same attorneys to use the same exact tactics to [leave the group or company], it just shows that once they have debuted and promoted with the group and have gotten popular as a celebrity, they begin ignoring all contracts made with that agency and the agency’s interests to leave for their own benefit.”
Thank god. I never understood why the courts didn’t force action in other similar cases instead of letting it drag out since that obviously benefits the side with more money.
So please just get this over with since clearly their careers have moved on, EXO have moved on … and Tao is the drama of the moment and has seemingly moved on himself.