EXO-M’s Luhan files lawsuit against SM for invalid contract

October 9, 2014
EXO-M member Luhan (Yonhap)

EXO-M member Luhan (Yonhap)

EXO-M member Luhan filed a lawsuit Friday in Korea citing an invalid contract against management company SM Entertainment, Yonhap reported.

According to Seoul Central District Court, law firm Hankyul, the same firm used by former EXO-M member Kris, filed the lawsuit.

Luhan, one of the group’s Chinese members, debuted with the band in April 2012.

(Update) “Friend, goodbye. When there’s a chance, let’s perform together! As a brother, I will support your decision. Best wishes,” EXO-M member Lay posted on his Weibo, TVReport reported.

(Update 2) SM Entertainment released a statement Friday in Korea following news of Luhan’s lawsuit.

“We received Luhan’s lawsuit through the law firm. He had expressed his desire to focus on Chinese activities instead of those of EXO due to health issues, and we were in the process of discussing future plans with him, so this lawsuit came as a surprise,” SM Entertainment said, Daily Sports reported.

“Like Kris’ case, it was not a situation in which he had a reason to file a lawsuit, but that he filed a lawsuit through the same firm and through the same method means that, after gaining a lot of popularity through group activities, he ignored all persons related to his contract and put forth his own personal profit first and started the lawsuit,” the company stated.

“We also know that he has been influenced by people on the other side. We plan to calmly proceed with our expert partners in China and other foreign countries in regards to this case,” it said.