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Andy sources say, “Cancellation of modeling contracts? The issue will be resolved next week after meeting with the advertiser”
Sources close to Shinhwa’s Andy (32, real name Lee Sunho), who was recently criticized for being involved in illegal sports gambling, explained that they’re trying to reach a favorable agreement on the cancellation of their modeling contract.
A source from Shinhwa’s agency Shinhwa Company said in a phone call with <Sports Seoul.com> on the 6th, “It is true that we received a certification of contents on the contract, but we’re trying to settle with Roygen. We’ve agreed to meet next week. We believe the issue has been blown up to be more serious than it actually is.”
This day, a media outlet had reported that “Andy and the members of Shinhwa were sent a certification of contents from the clothing firm Roygen to ‘compensate over 3 times the amount paid in modeling fees.’”
According to this media outlet, Shinhwa modeled for Roygen since March after signing a modeling contract, but was recently put in danger of having to pay a large amount of money in compensation and of having its contract cancelled.
Roygen had in its contract a clause that stated models “should not be involved in incidents that are socially unacceptable, and in the case this condition is violated, the contract will be cancelled and 3 times the amount paid in modeling fees must be returned.” It has become known that Roygen has actually been unable to carry out its commercial promotions after the illegal gambling incident hit the news.
Andy was recently investigated by prosecution along with Lee Sugeun, Yang Sehyung, Tak Jaehoon, Tony Ahn, Boom, and more for being involved in gambling. Lee Sugeun, Tak Jaehoon, and Tony Ahn were booked without detention, while Andy, Boom, and Yang Sehyung were fined after being summarily indicted.
Source: Sports Seoul