Song Ji Hyo has stepped up to help the struggling employees of her former agency, UZUROCKS.
On the 17th, Dispatch reported exclusively on the hardships faced by the employees of UZUROCKS, the talent agency that previously represented Song Ji Hyo.
According to Dispatch, Song Ji Hyo did not receive any payments since signing an exclusive contract with UZUROCKS in October of last year. The report states, “The amount that remains unpaid is confirmed to be over 900 million won ($674,000).”
Song Ji Hyo notified UZUROCKS of contract termination last month and has filed a lawsuit to claim the unpaid settlement. According to the report, the employees of UZUROCKS used their personal credit cards for company expenses but were not properly reimbursed. After realizing the situation, the actress handed her own card to the employees for use. Dispatch met with six employees of the agency, whose average annual salary was 27 million won ($20,300), mostly consisting of career starters.
Taking legal action, Song Ji Hyo provided financial support to struggling employees. She said, “I can live without that money right now. However, the employees have become credit delinquents, their credit cards have been blocked, and their phones have been cut off. Although the monthly lease payment of two million won ($1,500) for the UZUROCKS CEO’s Porsche may appear extravagant, it is crucial to note that the two million won ($1,500) monthly salary owed to these individuals is vital for their livelihood,” she appealed.