Pledis Entertainment Sues Zhou Jieqiong for Alleged Breach of ContractGrace
Today, Pledis Entertainment just announced via an official statement that a lawsuit has been filed against Zhou Jieqiong aka Kyulkyung, a former member of the girl group PRISTIN, for breach of contract. The singer-actress has been with Pledis Entertainment since starting her career in the K-pop industry, and an exclusive contract exists between the two parties. It is also thanks to the efforts of Pledis and her Chinese management company XCSS Entertainment that she was able to secure a spot not only as a contestant in Korea’s Produce 101 but also as a mentor on Idol Producer, her very first acting gig in Miss Truth and a supporting role in Legend of Fei.
According to the statement, Zhou Jieqiong sent in a one-sided notice terminating her contract with Pledis Entertainment in September 2019 and is reportedly avoiding any further contact with them and XCSS Entertainment. This was done via post, email and messenger which kinda reminded me of the Taylor Swift – Joe Jonas breakup that happened over the phone and not face to face. Since then, the singer has been actively continuing her appearances and activities in China independently, which is a violation of their contract.