CLC’s Elkie has submitted a request to Cube Entertainment, asking for the termination of her exclusive contract with the agency and proper payment of money she is owed.

In a letter submitted by her legal counsel to Cube Entertainment, Elkie detailed the reasons why she is requesting for her contract termination, effective immediately.

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To Cube Entertainment.

We are the legal counsel of Miss Chong Ting-yan [Elkie’s real name] and we are sending this letter regarding the issue of terminating the exclusive contract between Miss Chong and your company due to the following reasons:

According to Miss Chong’s statements and materials she has provided us, Miss Chong signed an exclusive contract with Cube in February 2016. In the contract, it was stated that Cube would be the exclusive managing agency for Miss Chong’s entertainment activities. Following the signing of the contract, Miss Chong joined girl group CLC, and fulfilled the responsibilities that were outlined in the contract, followed the company’s guidelines and arrangements, and dedicated her time to training for acting as well. However, Miss Chong claimed Cube Entertainment violated numerous terms and conditions from the contract, as highlighted below:

First, during the contract period, Miss Chong’s income from her entertainment activities were collected by Cube Entertainment. However, Cube Entertainment never released any income statements or specific details to Miss Chong.

Second, after the signing of the contract, Miss Chong fulfilled the responsibilities outlined in the contract, and participated in the schedules that she was required to and arranged by Cube Entertainment. However, Cube Entertainment did not pay Miss Chong for her acting activities as outlined in Article 6.4 in the exclusive contract.

Third, due to Cube Entertainment’s management and internal structure changes, you informed the CLC members that there would no longer be any developmental support in 2020. Since then, Cube Entertainment has not provided any reasonable plans for Miss Chong’s future, and instead your actions showed that you would no longer fulfill the terms of the contract.

Based on the above, Cube Entertainment’s actions are violating the contract, and hindering Miss Chong’s development and growth in the entertainment industry.

— Elkie’s legal counsel, Jing Shi Law Firm

In addition, Elkie’s legal counsel has deemed that the exclusive contract is over the moment Cube Entertainment receives the notice, and is giving them 15 days to submit proper income statements before more legal action is taken.

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We have accepted Miss Chong’s payment and are issuing this notice on her behalf.

First, starting the day you receive this letter, the exclusive contract between Miss Chong and Cube Entertainment is terminated.

Second, within 15 days after receiving this notice, Cube Entertainment is to provide Miss Chong with the proper income statement for her activities during her contract period and contact details to proceed with a settlement.

Third, if Cube Entertainment refuses to follow the demands of the notice, we will use all legal means necessary to protect our client.

— Elkie’s legal counsel, Jing Shi Law Firm

Over the past year, there have been several issues occur within Cube Entertainment, with its founder Hong Seung Sung labelling their new partners as “gangsters” and leaving the company he helped create, and Lai Kuan Lin also requesting a contract termination in July 2019.