Talented rookie Kpop group OMEGA X finally announces their success in the lawsuit battle against SPIRE Entertainment and former CEO Kang Seong Hee for their abuse and mistreatment. So, what did the court say? And what about OMEGA X future activities? Check out the following complete reports.
*THIS ARTICLE INCLUDES REPORTS OF ABUSE AND MENTIONS OF SUICIDE THAT MAY DISTURB SOME READERS. PLEASE PROCEED WITH CAUTIONS*
OMEGA X Officially Wins the Lawsuit Against Agency & CEO for Case of Abuse
On January 11, SBS exclusively reported that all 11 members of Kpop group OMEGA X had won the lawsuit against SPIRE Entertainment and its CEO. The lawsuit was for an injunction to suspend the validity of the group’s exclusive contract with the agency.
According to the report, the 21st Civil Division of the Eastern District Court of Seoul made the decision on the same day. They accepted the group’s official request for an injunction to suspend the exclusive contracts with SPIRE Entertainment for all 11 members of OMEGA X, including Kim Jaehan.
OMEGA X CEO Abuse Scandal Brief Explanation
Starting from October last year, horrible cases of OMEGA X abuse and mistreatment has become the headline of the Korean Entertainment industry.
Reports revealed that SPIRE Entertainment and its former CEO Kang Seong Hee had been mistreating OMEGA X members through abusive behaviors, including violence, verbal abuse, public commotion, to even sexual harassment.
Then, in November 2022, OMEGA X conducted a press conference, revealing all the horrifying treatments and abuse they had received from the company’s former CEO.
OMEGA X Press Conference
According to the members, SPIRE Entertainment CEO Kang Seong Hee mistreated OMEGA X members and practiced horrifying power abuse. One of OMEGA X members, Kim Jaehan, even revealed that the former CEO often forced him to drink after practice.
During the drinking session, the members experienced sexual harassment, having their face, hands, and thighs inappropriately touched at an extremely close distance that they could feel the other’s breathing on their faces.
“CEO Kang called me and forced me to drink after practice that involved sexual harassment.
She touched my face and hand. Then, after the drinking was over, she called me through KakaoTalk and lashed out. She said that if we wanted to continue to be idols, we had to crawl.
Then, she also said she would commit suicide, so the members received therapy.
We only wanted to be respected as people who love music.”OMEGA X Jaehan.
Furthermore, OMEGA X members shared that the company CEO was kind in the beginning. But over time, she changed and negatively influenced their lives and values. The CEO continuously abused and gaslighted OMEGA X members, threatening them to stop being an idol if they did not join the drinking session.
Since it was all their second chance in the Korean entertainment industry, they wanted to endure to retain their opportunities.
“We were afraid we would lose our last chance to succeed as an artist if we didn’t endure and kept quiet about all this.”OMEGA X Jaehan.
What did the Court Say about the Lawsuit?
After that, OMEGA X lawyer announced during the press conference that they would file an injunction lawsuit.
According to SBS report, the court decided that it would be difficult to maintain a normal contractual relationship between OMEGA X and the company. The court believed that if OMEGA X continued their exclusive contract, the company would prolong the restrictions on the members’ independent entertainment activities.
Not only that, the court also believed that former CEO Kang Seong Hee’s abusive behaviors were never accidental. That is why they acknowledged that the company had damaged the trust relationship by violating OMEGA X members’ rights and threatening them.
“The court has raised the alarm over the brutality of an agency violating young people’s dreams. We all welcome this decision that is based on common sense and with huge respect for human dignity.”OMEGA X lawyer to SBS in a phone interview.
OMEGA X Has Broken Free from The Horrible CEO and Agency – What’s Next?
Finally, now that OMEGA X members can finally break free from the agency, former CEO, and their abuse, what’s next?
According to the SBS report, OMEGA X has suspended their exclusive contract with the SPIRE Entertainment. With the final decision for the injunction, it means that OMEGA X members will be able to continue their entertainment activities without any restrictions from the agency.
Congratulations, OMEGA X! May all your future endeavors all be successful!
“Hello, this is OMEGA X.
Today, we won the lawsuit we filed against our agency to suspend the validity of our exclusive contract.
We were able to achieve this thanks to all of you who had been reaching out a hand and giving us courage.
Thank you for worrying about us and supporting us up until now.
FOR X, we truly love you and thank you.
We will repay you in the future with even better music and admirable performances.
Thank you.”OMEGA X ♡ FOR X
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