Friday , October 22 2021

Brave Entertainment responds to Samuel Kim's allegations about leaving the agency


"Hello, this is the legal representative of Brave Entertainment Chaeum. We want to give Brave Entertainment's response to the statements made by Samuel's representatives.

Samuel's representatives alleged that Brave Entertainment forced the artist to participate in activities related to the private business of the agency's CEO, and the artist did not receive adequate income statements. However, this is completely false. Our refutation details are as follows.

First, the claim that the artist was forcibly involved in promoting the agency's private business is not true.

It's true that the CEO of Brave Entertainment is attending a business that uses block-chain technology on a music streaming service platform, and Samuel was scheduled to perform on a music platform as a Brave Entertainment artist.

However, the above business is completely different from criptomoeda, which is becoming a social issue because of its unstable nature. Samuel's performance in the blockchain-related event was not to promote the above business or the CEO's personal gain, it was to provide more exposure to Samuel in an industry combining music with the latest technology as the rising K-pop star of Brave Entertainment.

In order for Samuel to perform at the event, Brave Entertainment signed a standard contract for events and concerts, and Samuel attended the event and received the compensation stipulated in the contract. Samuel's representative alleged that Brave Entertainment had shown fake contracts several times, but Brave Entertainment never wrote a false contract. The entry process of signing the contract for the event and making the payment for Samuel's participation was done legally.

Not only that but the CEO of the agency spoke to Samuel's mother before he went to Japan for performance and explained to her that the event was not to promote the cryptomoeda but to promote Samuel on the new music platform. The programming was performed with the explicit consent of Samuel's mother. For all that, Brave Entertainment never forced Samuel to do anything. We did not involve Samuel in any cryptomoeda business, not just the one mentioned above. We have proof, including all text messages exchanged, to support our claims.

The claim that the CEO of the agency involved the force Samuel in his private company is completely false.

Second, Samuel's representatives claim that Brave Entertainment admitted to being blamed for the above event. However, the truth is that a misunderstanding occurred among fans who believed that Samuel was participating in a cryptomoeda business. Brave Entertainment has issued a statement to better communicate to fans the exact nature of the event and correct misunderstanding. This is by no means the agency admitting any flaw. The full statement is still at the Brave Entertainment fan cafe.

Third, Samuel's representatives stated that they did not receive an adequate income statement. However, Brave Entertainment not only delivered the income statements to Samuel's parents as they requested, but also provided other documents on other activities that the label provided to Samuel, including vocal and dance training, foreign language instruction, and personal training . Samuel's father personally visited the agency building to confirm the contents of the documents. However, there was a difference of opinion regarding the specific payment amount, and Samuel's mother asked Brave Entertainment to send her an income statement that reflected her opinion of what she believed to be right.

Brave Entertainment provided Samuel's mother with a detailed income statement showing the costs of album production, marketing, and other expenses we paid as a Samuel management company, as well as shows, album sales, and events. We also gave you a detailed explanation of the income statement.

Although the content of the income statement was justifiable, Samuel's mother asked the agency to pay an excessive amount of money that did not take production costs into account, and she refused to accept the income statement given by the record company.

Fourth, Samuel's representatives alleged that they submitted content certification documents in March 2019 with a request to receive a response in 2 weeks, and also claimed that Brave Entertainment sent them a response after 2 months. This is not true.

On March 5, 2019, Samuel's mother sent a content certification document through legal representatives to rescind the contract, and Brave Entertainment received the document on March 7, 2019, and after speaking with her legal representatives , sent a response on March 21. 2019, which is exactly two weeks after the documents were received. Therefore, the claim that the agency took almost two months to send a reply is completely false.

Fifth, the allegations were made Samuel participated in all of his scheduled activities, but this is not true.

Samuel's mother would choose which programmed activities were to her liking, and Samuel only participated in the activities she chose. For all other activities, Samuel did not appear, and Brave Entertainment suffered damages for breaching contracts for overseas performances.

The Brave Entertainment team spoke several times with Samuel's representatives to give a detailed explanation of the activities that had been scheduled prior to the submission of the content certification document. This included recording a logo song for a broadcasting company, overseas promotions that were already advertised to fans, and the awards show that Samuel was ready to win a prize. However, Samuel's mother unilaterally refused to allow her son to participate in these events without giving an adequate explanation for his refusal.

As we have explained, the situation is different from the claims made by Samuel's representatives in many respects, and Brave Entertainment will do its best to correct any information. We also intend to seek legal action for damages that the agency suffered due to false information.

Brave Entertainment is saddened by the unfortunate circumstances surrounding the artist and his family, as the agency has gone through all its ups and downs so far. In addition, the agency finds it very regrettable that this incident has caused much concern to many people. Brave Entertainment will do everything possible through the legal process to resolve this situation.

Thank you."

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