Actor Lee Jun-ki Faces Lawsuit

By Park Si-soo
Staff Reporter

Actor Lee Jun-ki faces a lawsuit as his management agency filed a compensation suit against Lee and his manager identified as Lee for breaking a contract to stash part of his performance fee.

The Seoul Central District Court said Sunday his management agency Mentor Entertainment had filed a suit to demand the actor pay 500 million won ($500,000) in compensation for breaking a contract between the two parties.

In the petition, the agency stated, “The contract signed in May 2004 stipulates the actor belongs to Mentor Entertainment for five years and must work exclusively for the company. But the 26-year-old movie star recently established his own agency in association with his manager.”

The company claimed Lee had stashed more than one billion won.

“He must be banned from working for the self-established company until the contract with Mentor Entertainment expires,” the company added.

Lee immediately refuted the allegation.

“I underwent significant financial damage as the company was poor in dealing with tax affairs and profit distribution,” Lee claimed in a statement. “I notified the company of contract cancellation in February.”

Lee, born in 1982 in Busan, south Gyeongsang Province, is a popular actor and model. He leaped to stardom by appearing in the epic film, “The King and the Clown” in 2006.

pss@koreatimes.co.kr

Source : Korea Times

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