SM Entertainment officially stated on August 6, that both Jessica and the company have decided to cancel their contracts and part ways.
Their statement reads as follows, “After much discussion with Jessica, we have decided it best for both party’s future developments to go each other’s way. Please cheer for Jessica who is going to star on a new path.”
Jessica also released a statement, “Hello, This is Jessica. I would like to let everyone know that I have officially terminated my contract with SM after much discussion and both parties have decided to officially go on each other’s way. I cherish all the time I spent with SM and wish the best for the company. I would like to thank all the fans for your love and support. I will also do my best to live up to my fans expectations. I would like to ask you to watch over my new beginning.”
Jessica was originally distraught and confused when news broke that she had been forced out of the Girls' Generation, but has since been focusing on her career in fashion.