Investigation for singer/actor No Min Woo‘s lawsuit against SM Entertainment has officially begun.
Seoul Federal Trade Commission recently summoned No Min Woo to get his side of the dispute he had with SM Entertainment regarding his contract and broadcast ban. The trade commission also summoned a representative from SM Entertainment to testify shortly after No Min Woo’s testimonial.
In May, No Min Woo sued SM Entertainment and reported them to the Federal Trade Commission for enforcing a “slave contract” and issues surrounding distribution of profit, among other concerns.
No Min Woo’s legal representative stated, “SM enforced a contract spanning 17 years on No Min Woo. When he broke free from SM with much difficulty and tried to be on his own, they tried to ban him from appearing on all broadcast networks.”
The representative from SM Entertainment has since refuted, stating, “In regards to baseless claims and reports, we will fight back wit the law.”
No Min Woo debuted in SM Entertainment’s rock band The TRAX in 2004. He left the group in 2006.