legal representative Lee Seung Gi made an official statement regarding the ongoing news that the artist has not received any payment for his music broadcasts for 18 years.
Earlier this month, bring out That Lee Seung Gi submitted a content certificate to his agency Hook Entertainment, requesting a paid transparent disclosure. Recently, the agency’s office building has also been captured and recorded by the Serious Crime Investigation Division of the National Police Service on suspicion of embezzlement by some executives. On November 21, Dispatch released a report claiming that Lee Seung Gi received none of his income from his music and was missing five years for his statements from 2004 to 2009. Kwon Jin Young, CEO of Hook Entertainment, answered In short, they are in the verification process.
On November 24, Lee Seung Gi’s legal representative made the following statement:
Hello. This is Lee Seung Gi’s legal representative.
First of all, we apologize for worrying a lot of people as there was a problem between Lee Seung Gi and the agency. We would like to express Lee Seung Gi’s stance on your behalf regarding recent unpaid reports for your music.
As reported, Lee Seung Gi sent Hook Entertainment a content certificate regarding the pending payment for his music on November 15 through a legal representative. We demand the distribution profit breakdown of all the albums that Lee Seung Gi participates in, and that the amount that has not been paid to him for his music be determined and paid.
After his debut, Lee Seung Gi did promotions. [de música y actuación] While under Hook Entertainment for 18 years. Regarding his activities and balance sheet in the entertainment industry, Lee Seung Gi completely trusted Hook Entertainment and followed suit. Hook Entertainment reps didn’t even realize that music was being monetized as they didn’t mention paying for the music in the slightest, and recently realized the fact that music is being monetized due to an accidental message from an employee. Later, Lee Seung Gi repeatedly asked for the details of the deal, but Hook Entertainment gave false excuses such as “You are a negative singer (meaning negative profit margin)” and declined to give any details.
In the process, Lee Seung Gi heard derogatory and threatening comments from the CEO and others that were hard to even say, and finally, after much thought, he decided to submit a content certificate through a legal representative as he determined it was beyond the point. Following the payment agreement for his music, the relationship of trust with CEO Kwon Jin Young and Hook Entertainment, whom he had trusted as a family during their long relationship, could not continue.
Also, apart from that [la cuestión del] Regarding Lee Seung Gi’s payment for his music, we also plan to examine in detail the various legal relationships between Hook Entertainment, including CEO Kwon Jin Young and Lee Seung Gi. Therefore, we request Hook Entertainment to transparently disclose the sales and account regulation details during Lee Seung Gi’s activities in the entertainment industry through various content certifications, and we are currently awaiting a candid response from Hook Entertainment.
Regarding the related issue, we are grateful and sorry to the many people who support and care for Lee Seung Gi. Lee Seung Gi will do his best so that this does not affect the projects he is working on in the future, and we will publish a separate statement after we examine the clear facts of the matter in more detail.
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