Pledis Entertainment recently announced that they will be taking legal action against Zhou Kyulkyung, former member of PRISTIN, for breaching her contract with them.
Kyulkyung took to Weibo to reveal her side of the story. She revealed that Pledis and she have faced conflicts regarding her career in the past, so she decided to leave Pledis and pursue her career on her own.
With the help of a lawyer she sent both Pledis and XCSS Entertainment a hand-written proposal to terminate her contract. She hopes they can end their arguments and focus on improving their work in the future.
After many serious issues arose during our partnership and after contemplating about my career advancement, I formally sent a written notice on September 10, 2019 through my lawyer to Pledis Entertainment and XCSS Entertainment to terminate my contract. I originally wanted this to be resolved naturally and legally between the parties, without causing an inconvenience to everyone with this personal issue, but since it already happened, then I’ll face it and resolve it.
I don’t want to argue about what’s right or wrong. The only things I can do are work hard in every project, improve myself, present better projects for everyone, and not let those who love and trust me down. I thank the agency for taking care of me in the past, and hope we will both become better and better in the future.
— Zhou Kyulkyung