Park Yoochun, a former member of TVXQ and JYJ, has been banned from appearing on television and having any more activities in the entertainment industry.
On November 10, YTN quoted the legal representative of Yesperar Co. Ltd – Park Yoochun‘s management agency, and announced, “The Seoul Central District Court has ordered a temporary ban on Park Yoochun from appearing on TV shows and all activities in the entertainment industry.”
“Until the final judgment of the lawsuit is made, Park is not allowed to carry out entertainment activities such as producing albums and videos, filming advertisements, promotions, appearing on TV, etc.” the legal representative stated.
The attorney added, “The court rejected all of Park Yoochun’s defenses. I would like to thank the court for their wise judgment. We will try to resolve this matter from a legal point of view, preventing any malicious slander or unfounded defamation from occuring in the future”.
In August, the management company Yesperar Co. Ltd. of Park Yoochun filed a temporary restraining order against the male singer. The cause of the conflict was because Park Yoochun was accused of breaching the contract.
In early 2021, Yesperar signed a contract with Ricielo – the unit responsible for managing Park Yoochun’s activities before – to authorize management of Park Yoochun until 2024. However, the former TVXQ member silently signed with another Japanese company and even spread false information about the CEO of Ricielo, such as embezzlement, bribery and barely paying him.
Ricielo confirmed to the media that Yoochun was the one who wasted the company’s money on personal entertainment activities, while the company still helped him deal with personal debts of up to 2 billion won. Moreover, the company revealed more details that Park used to gamble cross-border. At the same time, the male singer was also accused by a famous YouTuber of seducing female fans into having a threesome.
Facing a contract breach lawsuit, Park Yoochun announced that he would submit all documents he had about his former management company for the authorities to verify, clarify and take appropriate action.
In the latest ruling, the court said that Park Yoochun had “agreed to the contract conditions, so it is impossible to do the opposite”, and also stated that “it is difficult to prove that Yesperar has violated the obligations in the exclusive contract”.
Earlier in 2019, Park Yoochun was prosecuted for using methamphetamine with ex-girlfriend Hwang Hana. He was sentenced to 2 years probation. Park Yoochun once announced his retirement, but then still returned to the entertainment industry. In 2020, Park Yoochun was strongly criticized for holding a fan meeting.