Former Fantasy Boys member Yu Junwon’s request for an injunction to suspend the effects of his exclusive contract with Phunky Studio has been completely dismissed.
On the 24th, the Seoul Western District Court rejected Yu Junwon’s application for an injunction to suspend his exclusive contract. The court also ordered Junwon to bear the costs of the lawsuit.
Previously, Yu Junwon finished the audition program Fantasy Boys, produced by Phunky Studio, in first place and was set to debut in the boy group of the same name. However, he decided to opt out of the group before their official debut and filed an application to suspend the effects of his exclusive contract with the agency. This move was unprecedented in the entertainment industry, as a top-selected member from an audition show had never before refused to debut, drawing significant attention.
The court stated, “There is insufficient evidence to conclude that the debtor (Phunky Studio) made unreasonable demands on the creditor (Yu Junwon) or that such demands significantly damaged the creditor’s trust in the debtor.”
Furthermore, the court also rejected Junwon’s request to prohibit Phunky Studio from publishing articles that could create a negative perception of him. The court stated, “There is no evidence to prove that the debtor provided false information to the press intending to slander the creditor or his family.”
The entertainment industry has closely watched Yu Junwon’s legal struggle, and the court’s decision adds a new chapter to this unfolding drama.