Following the reveal that he had failed a drug test for meth and is facing further allegations involving drugs, C-JeS Entertainment has revealed that they have terminated their contract with Yoochun and say that he will retire.
Hello, this is C-JeS Entertainment. While trusting Park Yoochun’s statement that he is not guilty [of taking drugs] and observing the investigation process, we found out through news articles yesterday that [Park Yoochun] tested positive for a drug test that was initiated by the National Forensic Service. We waited for the investigation results to come out while believing the testimony of Park Yoochun, who was an artist under our agency, but we feel terrible that we encountered such a result. We came to a conclusion that we won’t be able to recover our relationship of [mutual] trust with Park Yoochun and decided to terminate the exclusive contract. Just as Park Yoochun stated during the press conference, he will be retiring from the industry. Further scheduled promotional activities will be canceled, and he will follow according to the Department of Justice’s decision. The agency deeply acknowledges the gravity and responsibility for the matter. We will do our best to go through reform and take strict measures to prevent such an incident from arising again. We bow our heads in apology for causing worry with such an unfortunate event.
Companies sure love just taking their artists at their word and operate based on that, and as we’ve been seeing lately, there seems to be considerable downside to this approach.