Nine LOONA Members Are Reported to Suspend Their Exclusive Contracts With Blockberry Creative
It was recently revealed in a Korean news report that nine of the members of the girl group LOONA are currently filling for a provisional injunction to suspend their exclusive contracts with its agency Blockberry Creative. The following members who filed were Heejin, Haseul, Yeojin, Kim Lip, Jinsoul, Choerry, Yves, Go Won, and Olivia Hye. This happened just after one of its members Chuu, was officially removed from the group.
The nine mentioned made this decision after their mutual trust between them and Blockberry Creative were no longer present. The report said that it has reached to the point that it was complicated to expect cooperative management as well as entertainment activities. The agency denied that all of this is true.
Talent label Blockberry Creative announced on Friday that Chuu has removed from the popular girl group LOONA. This is due to alleged "abuse of power" and alleged usage of abusive language towards staff. The announcement of her removal was confirmed after multiple rumors speculated by fans related to her pending removal from the group and the rumors of her setting up her own agency late last month.
Blockberry released this statement:
"We're announcing our artist Chuu has been expelled from LOONA as of November 25, 2022. There were many stories about Chuu, but the company and members of LOONA did not say anything for a time to prevent problems concerning the development of the team and fans. Because of LOONA's affection for the team and consideration of the fans, they tried their best to show good performances and content rather than telling the truth.
We recently investigated Chuu's abuse of power, including abusive language toward our staff. The company's head is currently apologizing and comforting staff. We decided to take responsibility and remove Chuu from LOONA. We sincerely apologize to the fans who've loved and supported LOONA until now and ask for your forgiveness that the 12 members couldn't stay together until the end. We and LOONA will do our best to make sure nothing like this happens in the future.
LOONA debuted in 2016 and is composed of the following members: HeeJin, HyunJin, HaSeul, YeoJin, ViVi, Kim Lip, JinSoul, Choerry, Yves, Chuu, Go Won, and Olivia Hye.