Super Junior’s Hangeng Sues SM to Terminate Exclusive Contract?

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Wow. Looks like another SM “product” is man enough to fight for a little bit of freedom. Word on the net is that Super Junior’s Hankyung (Hangeng) has filed for termination of the Exclusive Contract he has with SM.

If that sounds familiar, it is. 3 members of TVXQ (Junsu, Yoochun and Jaejoong) filed for termination of the exclusivity part of their contract earlier this year. A court decision sided with those three members. Anyway, here’s the news:

According to Korean news sources, Sina reports that Hangeng from Super Junior, one of Asia’s top idol groups, have applied with the Seoul Central District Court for the termination of his ‘exclusive contract’ with SM Entertainment. This is another bomb that dropped on SM Entertainment since the 3 members of TVXQ, Park Yoochun, Kim Jaejoong and Kim Junsu filed to terminate their contracts in July this year.

In 2001, Hangeng was chosen out of 3000 participants for the “H.O.T China” auditions held by SM Entertainment based on his looks and talent in dancing. After years of training in singing, dancing, acting, instruments and languages, Hangeng debuted as the only Chinese member of Super Junior in 2005, and became the first Chinese to officially debut in South Korea.

In April 2008, he was appointed the leader of sub-group SJ-M and began activities in China. Due to his outstanding work, he played an important role in aiding SM in breaking into the China market.

Amongst the youth and media, Hangeng has very high EQ and speaking abilities, and his ‘sunshine’ and hardworking image left a deep impression. Before this, there were many speculations, and even expectations, that he might go solo. His lawyer has expressed that the full details of the case cannot be revealed yet. However, according to the informant, it might be because there are interference to his solo work progress, and thus resulted in his unhappiness with SM Entertainment.

Source: [Sina]
Translation credits: mandasoh @ tohosomnia.net

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