Clara files lawsuit to terminate management contract, citing sexual harassment

January 14, 2015

Clara waves to the crowd as she arrives for the SBS Awards Festival 2014 held at Coex in Seoul on Dec. 31. (Yonhap)

South Korean actress Clara Lee filed a lawsuit for contract termination against her agency, Polaris Entertainment, Channel A reported Thursday in Korea.

Clara requested a contract termination last September and filed a lawsuit against the company for termination at the end of December, according to Channel A.

According to the complaint, the CEO of Polaris, identified only as Lee, sent the actress multiple texts containing messages such as, “I’m married but I have a girlfriend. You’re fresh, different from other celebrities, and you stir me.”

In others, Lee, who is reportedly in his 60s, suggested she meet him for a drink. He thought a manager she was working with was her boyfriend and also said that she would not be happy if she married him. The manager was later fired by Lee.

Clara reportedly felt sexually victimized as a result of Lee’s language and filed the suit, Channel A said.

Clara’s side cut out parts of what actually happened and damaged the CEO, Polaris said. The company said the “truth will come out soon.”

The actress and entertainer signed a contract ending in 2018 with Polaris last year in June.