Five members of K-pop girl group LOONA have reportedly won their lawsuit against Blockberry Creative.
Today (June 16), South Korean news media Segye Ilbo and Seoul Economic Daily reported that the Civil Division of the Seoul High Court ruled in favor of LOONA members – namely Haseul, Yeojin, Yves, Olivia Hye and Go Won – in their lawsuit against Blockberry Creative.
According to the two reports, the court had ruled in favor of suspending Blockberry Creative’s contracts for the K-pop idols as it believed there was a question about the company’s decision to transfer the girl group’s contracts to Universal Japan without the members’ consent.
Some members of LOONA have since reacted to the news with posts on Instagram. In particular, Yves posted a photo of actress Nicole Kidman after her divorce from Tom Cruise in 2001. Meanwhile, Yeojin uploaded a photo from Harry Potter movie where the character Dobby says: “Dobby is free”.
Meanwhile, LOONA members Jinsoul, Heejin, and Kim Lip, who previously had their contracts with Blockberry Creative suspended back in January, also reacted to the news with posts and photos of the girl group.
The news comes shortly after Hyunjin and Vivi signed contracts with new agency CTDENM, reportedly led by former Blockberry Creative director Yoon Do-yeon.
Meanwhile, Heejin, Kim Lip, Jinsoul and Choerry have since joined Modhaus, an agency run by former LOONA creative director Jaden Jeong and home to new K-pop girl group tripleS.
LOONA sub-unit Odd Eye Circle – featuring Kim Lip, Jinsoul and Choerry – is set to make their long-awaited comeback soon. See new teaser images here.