26 Sep – Former Super Junior member, Han Geng, recently withdrew his lawsuit claim against the group's agency, SM Entertainment.
According to dkpopnews website, the Seoul Court made an announcement that they received a request from Han Geng's attorney to cancel a claim they made against SM Entertainment.
Han Geng had initially filed a lawsuit back in 2009 against SM Entertainment, arguing that he was working under exhaustive conditions and that the contract's length of 13-years was unlawful. He sought to nullify his contracts, and the court ruled in his favour in 2010.
While that initial judgment should have ended the issue, SM Entertainment immediately followed up with an appeal, which led to this second round of intense legal debates. On 21 September, Han Geng submitted his request to retract the lawsuit, and on the 25, the motion was approved.
In a released statement, SM Entertainment stated, "Han Geng has acknowledged the exclusive contract and has withdrawn his lawsuit. He will remain in China with specialised promotions for the time being."
The statement did not mention whether or not he will be returning as a part of Super Junior.
Meanwhile, Han Geng had been in Jakarta since 21 September to promote his new movie "My Kingdom" alongside actor Wu Chun and Barbie Hsu. The star has been busy attending local radio and music shows in Jakarta and Surabaya.
Han Geng started his career in 2001, when he was chosen by SM Entertainment to become a member of South Korean boy band Super Junior, which debuted in 2005, and as the leader of its sub-group Super Junior-M in 2008. He has since returned to China to pursue a solo career after filing the lawsuit against SM Entertainment.