South Korea media is reporting that actor Lee Seung Gi has requested details of revenue and payments distribution from his agency, Hook Entertainment.
According to sources familiar to the dispute, Lee Seung Gi allegedly has concerns over his income distribution over the years and .is requesting for records relating to administrative fees and income. If the agency cannot provide a satisfactory response in the next few days, Lee Seung Gi may be looking to terminate his contract.
This is the second time this month at Hook Entertainment is in the news. On November 10, the agency was raided and searched by local authorities for embezzlement and fraud. The move was suspected to be related to the agency’s signed artiste Park Min Young and her past relationship with convicted businessman Kang Jong Hyun. According to the media, Kang Jong Hyun was previously sentenced to two and half years in prison for fraud and was rumored to be involved with illegal activities.
Lee Seung Gi’s contract dispute sent shockwave to the entertainment industry given the actor has been signed to Hook Entertainment since his debut 18 years ago. However, many industry experts are not ruling out that the two parties could resolve the matter privately and continue to work together.
Source: Korea Daily Star
This article is written by Sammi for JayneStars.com.