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Kim Garam To Part Ways With LE SSERAFIM As HYBE Terminates Her Contract

by Victoria Marian Belmis / Jul 20, 2022 11:56 AM EDT
Kim Garam

HYBE and Source Music announce the termination of Kim Garam's contract. Read the full story below!

READ: Netizens Stunned As LE SSERAFIM Fans Ignore Kim Garam's Name During Recent Fanchant

Just recently, HYBE and Source Music shared a statement in English on LE SSERAFIM's Weverse page. As per the two labels, they have decided to end Kim Garam's contract. She will also be parting ways with her former group, LE SSERAFIM.

Kim Garam was previously accused of school bullying. The accusations were initially denied by HYBE. Following this, a victim further shared their experience, though HYBE continued to protect their then idol. 

Not long after, HYBE and Source Music announced that Kim Garam would be on a hiatus. They further stood their ground as it was revealed that the labels revealed that they would not remove Kim Garam from LE SSERAFIM previously in May.

READ: Still In The Group? Kim Garam At The Center Of non-no Magazine Cover With LE SSERAFIM Members Despite Controversy

HYBE and Source Music's announcement can be read as follows:

"Hello.

This is HYBE/SOURCE MUSIC.

We would like to provide you with information on the decision made in regards to LE SSERAFIM member KIM GARAM and plans for the future activities of LE SSERAFIM.

Our company has decided to terminate the exclusive contract with KIM GARAM.

We extend our sincerest apologies to our fans and to those who have shown love and support to the group for causing you concern over the controversy involving the member.

LE SSERAFIM will continue their activities as a five-member group, and we will spare no effort to support the group to grow further as artists through their music and performance.

Thank you."

READ: 'We're Not On Hiatus', J-Hope Addresses BTS' Future & More With Variety Magazine

Stay tuned for more news and updates regarding LE SSERAFIM and other K-Pop artists!

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