THIS JUST IN:
Legal representation for the members of BAP released a statement on December 5 regarding their postion against management company TS Entertainment.
"Starting from March 21 of this year until June, the members traveled to Sendai, Osaka, Tokyo, the Philippines, New York, Dallas, Chicago, Los Angeles, London, Paris, Dusseldorf, Melbourne, Sydney, Taiwan, Singapore, Fukuoka, Nagoya, Chiba, and Bangkok to complete a murderous schedule. Due to their busy schedule, the members suffered mental and bodily fatigue, which was what the 'agency trust problem' referred to.
The first time the members received a settlement of accounts was on August 1, 2014, and the amount was 17,900,000 Won (~$16,058 USD). However, the members had to go through a lot in order to receive their first settlement of accounts. The reason was not because of the amount, but because the agency constantly changed their words and did not reveal documents.
What the members have wanted from their agency since 2013 is one thing, they want the documents of the accounts to be revealed clearly. However, the members' requests were ignored each time. Even now, the members don't know the payment or terms and conditions of the concerts they've fulfilled. Though they asked for an explanation about the cost of 1.55 billion Won (~$1.4 million USD), the agency has not responded for months.
The agency needs to clearly reveal the usage of 1.55 billion Won for promotions. If the agency does not, it will be difficult to claim legal liability for the money or for reporting a false account to the members. If the costs were legitimate, it doesn't matter if the members are owed 0 Won.
The agency has no evidence as to whether there are forces or a mastermind behind the lawsuit or what the situation is, and they're simply asserting the false claim that there is. The members are reviewing defamation of character and other legal action against the company for this."
IN EARLIER NEWS:
BAP's management company TS Entertainment has released a statement regarding the group seeking to terminate their contracts.
Hello, this is TS Entertainment.
We are here to deliver our official position regarding B.A.P's contract nullification lawsuit that has been reported this afternoon.
All this while, TS Entertainment has tried our best to support the various activities of our artist B.A.P and strived to meet our mutual goals. And like we revealed back on October 28, all their schedules had been cancelled to give them rest as we had made the protection of our artist our priority out of mutual consideration and trust.
And while in the midst of in talks about their future activities, we learned of the sudden lawsuit through news articles.
Currently TS Entertainment is in the process of trying to figure out the details and the truth of the matter. However, we wanted to make clear that there is no such thing as a 'slave contract' or 'unfair contract conditions' in our contracts, and we have never given them unfair, one-sided treatment.
We will take steps to confirm the matter regarding this lawsuit, and respond in an official manner.
We once again convey our sorry hearts for causing concern to all who love TS Entertainment and its artists.
IN EARLIER NEWS:
B.A.P have allegedly just filed a lawsuit against TS Entertainment to terminate their contract citing unfair treatment. According to legal officials and as reported by X-Sports, the members of B.A.P. have filed a lawsuit on November 26th against TS Entertainment to nullify their all of their contracts.
The members stated that the contract holds them to the company for more than 7 years and began not on the date the contract is signed but when their first album was released. Apparently this is much longer than other with other companies. In addition, the terms dictated by the Fair Trade Commission weren’t included.
Their statement allegedly claims that the contracts do not follow the laws in place protecting the civil rights, explicit concent, right to personal privacy, etc. of entertainers from their companies.
Recently, B.A.P. has been having trouble with their schedules and health problems. TS Entertainment reported that B.A.P.’s South American tour would be cancelled just weeks before the actual event, citing health issues of the members.
Since B.A.P's debut in January of 2012 they have released 11 albums (including mini albums and Japanese releases) and held concerts all around the world in Korea, Japan, China and even as far away as Mexico and of course Australia!