SM Entertainment met with former EXO-M members Kris and Luhan on January 16th to further discuss their contract in attempts to settle the matter out of court, and through court appointed mediation instead.
This was the second mediation between the agency and Luhan, but the third with Kris.
The mediation meetings were held on January 16th at the Seoul Central District Court in Seocho at 10:20AM KST, beginning with Luhan, while Kris took place at 11AM KST. Unfortunately, no agreement on any adjustments regarding the exclusive contracts could be met in their latest sessions.
Lawyers representing the two popular idols (Hankyul) said, “Talks of adjustments broke down. Currently, we cannot reveal any details.”
On the other hand, lawyers of SM Entertainment (bkl/Taepyung Yang) were reported to have left the courthouse in silence.
Kris was the first to file a contract nullification suit against SM Entertainment on May 15, 2014, and has been absent from EXO related activities since then, pursuing solo activities in China instead. In his lawsuit, he cites unfair monetary compensation and lack of artist management by the agency.
Luhan also filed a contract nullification suit against the agency on November 10, 2014, citing discrimination between the EXO-K and EXO-M teams, as well as income distribution.
Source: Star News