Hankyung Lawyer Speaks

Free from his Korean stage name of Hankyung to Hangeng own lawyer speaks of witness accounts of SM being dirty.

Sun’s pronounce
All the following statements come out from the truth that I’ve witnessed around Han Geng these years,and I promise I’ll be responsible for all my words.

In the early time of SuperJunior’s debut(around year-end of 2005 and beginning of 2006),Han had to perform with a mask on his face and could only appear in few TV station because of some kinds of reasons. This has shown an obvious discrimination and insult on Han,which also made severe psychology shadow on him.There are problems in relatived laws of South Korea,and also in management of SM Co,.Ltd. Compared with the fact that Han haven’t to wear masks some time later we could draw the conclusion that SM Co,.Ltd hadn’t handle the issue suitably and ignored Han’s interest and rights.

The concert of SuperJunior Show on 22th Nov, 2008 in ShangHai,Han’s family member were arranged in the far corner wittingly or unwittingly,while the Korean members’ family is arranged in the centre of auditorium.The arrangement was changed until Han’s family were seated and found out the discriminatory and end up with seated in centre unditorium after contending with SM Co,.Ltd.

III.Discriminatory on Financial Proportion
Korean members in SuperJunior share all the expenses in China(including private living goods) with Company and other members.While Han Geng could only pay his personal fees by himself unfairly.

IV.Discriminatory Chinese Actors in Daily Life
Every Korean members could go back home in their free time in Korea,while Han was asked to stay in apartment with other members in China.The company reluctantly accepted the asking of tenement an apartment near the site of company through consults.

V.Insecurity of Reward Distributee
SM Co,.Ltd settle Han’s accounts biannually with only general ledger but not detailed accounts.The unclear accounts deprived Han’s right of informed and speak that Han couldn’t get enough security on his originally poor payment.SM never offered detailed receipts neither for scripts nor copy,and refused to provide under several times of demanding.

SM offered only Korean Won to Han Geng which needs two times of agiotage to turn to Chinese Yuan.The lost between the agiotage brings up more loss to the unfair reward.Although SM doesn’t have formal subsidiary company,they still have respectable RMB cash flow.Han Geng has suggested changing the settlement method in order to minimise losses but all be refused without a resonable explanation.SM ignored Han’s benefit and never explained or resolved this issue.

VI. SM Co,.Ltd. often procrastinate even refuse many developement opportunities of Han Geng which infrigement his rights a lot.
Here are the evidences:

1. In the year of 2009,Procter&Gamble Company decided to employ a man actor to endorse for OLAY products for the first time.SM Co,.Ltd. refused the cooperation for many reasons while Han Geng knew nothing about the whole thing through an informed staff until end of 2009.
2. June 2009,the Taiwan actress Yichen Lin called for a hero in her Music Vedio.Han is the designated hero by Lin’s company but SM Co,.Ltd refused the request out of boosting Li Donghae and Choi Siwon,two Korean actors.Lin’s company finally determined the two Korean actors play roles in Lin’s MV which limited Han Geng’s developement.
3. At the end of 2008, the movie Mulan started to choose an actor for the Men’s Second Role. The producer favorited Han Geng and communicated with SM Co,.Ltd. for many times,but SM put all the invitations off.This not only limited Han’s personal development,but is also contrary to thier promises on giving acting opportunities to Han.

Regarding all the facts above,from my viewpoint,Firstly,SM Co,.Ltd. offered little opportunities to Han Geng(2 single Endorsement,1 TV series from debut)compared with his popularity and importance.What’s more,SM created many resistances when servicers discuss cooperations with Han Geng,which is discrimination in fact.
Secondly,SM cracked down Han’s development when facing many good chances but not support him,for fear of the form of Han’s personnal developing room and resources.This violates Han’s legitimate interests and restrict his personnal development terribly.

Finally,freedom on economic activity is the basic human rights which nobody could attempt or indeed deprive or restrict.The series action of SM Co,.Ltd tend to and had indeed deepened Han’s attachment to the Company and restricted Han’s freedom of economic activities.The action is severe infringement on Han Geng’s individual fundamental rights.

VII. SM ill-mannerd Han’s potential customers and friends,and had had framed person introduce businesses to Han Geng.
Take me myself for example.Around March or April in 2009,I introduced a performing business called Night of Changbai to Han Geng.SM Co,.Ltd quoted a higher price to me(take ¥350,000 yuan for example)and quoted a lower price to the sponsor ( ¥300,000 yuan for example),which made the sponsor mistake me for accepting rebates and hurted my own fame.I called Mr.Kim the broker of SM to interrogate the reason to do so,only get a reply like “we won’t do that next time” without a solution.Many show sponsors,media and cooperators feels strongly dislike on the attitudes and the ways the SM staffs have.

Something tells me SM is gonna loose this case due to their selfish nature and controlling attitude.There hasn’t been a final verdict for Hangeng case of for DBSK.I think the courts may rule in each prosecutors favor.SM had it comin’!

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