The courts ruled that SM Entertainment would have to pay JYJ 20 million KRW every time they interfere with JYJ’s activities.
Seoul Central District Court (Civil Department 51, Judge Kim Dae Woong) ruled, “SM cannot interfere with JYJ’s activities. SME will be forced to pay 20 million KRW each time they fail to comply with the courts’ ruling.”
In response, during a phone interview with TV Daily, a JYJ representative stated, “I don’t think the courts ruling will directly result in JYJ’s appearances on broadcasts. However, I hope someone will listen to the courts’ decision to side with JYJ.”
Furthermore, he said, “I hope the public and broadcasters will continue to pay attention in this current situation and help us develop a more fair and better system within the show business. I hope the courts’ decision will become a hope for JYJ’s future activities.”
Meanwhile, the courts ruled on February 17th against all injunctions filed by SME against the suspension of JYJ’s contract and ordered SM to stop interfering with JYJ’s independent activities.
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