There has been some new developments in the contractual dispute between Lee Jun Ki and his agency Mentor Entertainment recently. It’s understood that Mentor Entertainment is now seeking an amazing huge compensation of 1.5 billion won and freezing Lee Jun Ki’s entertainment career until 2013.
Since the contractual dispute between Lee Jun Ki and Mentor Entertainment erupted in September, both sides have been unrelenting in their “verbal assault” and the case has now gotten out of hand. From the initial compensation of 500 million, Mentor Entertainment is now demanding 1.5 billion instead. Lee Jun Ki countered, “It’s them (Mentor Entertainment) who have delayed my payment and did not file tax for me on time. That’s why me and my manager setup a new company to take on other jobs.”
With regards to Lee Jin Ki’s claim, Mentor Entertainment was extremely displeased with his slander remarks and decided to up the compensatation amount to 1.5 billion instead. They stress that Lee Jun Ki had breached his contract in the first place and seems to have shown no remorse. They will use all possible legal means to make sure he fulfils his obligations.
If Mentor Entertainment wins the court case, Lee Jun Ki is most likely to be out of work until his contract with them lapses in 2013 (so lengthy?!).