On November 18th, an industry insider revealed that the celebrity demanded a transparent record of his earnings and payments from his talent agency. The informant said, “Lee Seung Gi’s side has determined that there may have been issues with his earnings and payments from his entertainment promotions. The request, made through a legal representative, requests that a detailed record of administrative fees, expenses, and balances be provided to Lee Seung Gi.”
If the agency fails to meet his demands, or if he has issues with the record provided by Hook Entertainment, the situation may escalate into a legal battle over the validity of Lee Seung Gi’s exclusive contract.
As Lee Seung Gi has been working with Hook Entertainment for 18 years since his debut, the news came as a surprise to many fans and industry insiders. All eyes are on whether or not the star and his agency will be able to reach an agreement.
Earlier on November 10th, the National Police Agency’s Serious Crime Investigation Division conducted a 5-hour raid on Hook Entertainment. It was conducted to confirm allegations of embezzlement against the agency’s owner and some executives.