Rain’s civil suit verdict

March 21, 2009 cjk4eva

…well, unfortunately the verdict handed down by the courts were not favorable for Rain (8+ million dollars  in lawsuit).   i’m not soo surprised that he and his management company are liable to the cancellation — it’s only right when soo many fans were breathlessly waiting (moi included) for his appearance and a breaking of a contract (promise?) — but that is  SO much $$!!! personally, i think it’s a bit excessive…i hope it doesn’t stunt his professional growth…he still has my fullest support!!!

Rain at court


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  • 1. isilvalie  |  March 23, 2009 at 1:21 am

    Rain would NEVER cancel a concert willingly. In an earlier concert in Singapore on the same world tour, he went without a cast and performed in pain with a broken arm in order to not disappoint his fans.

    Rain has been victimized twice in this case – first by unscrupulous management and production companies who abused Rain’s reputation to make money, and a second time by the American court system.

    Rain’s management company, JYP Entertainment, sold the production rights for Rain’s North American tour to Star M Entertainment for $10 million. Star M’s CEO in turn sold rights to some of the concerts to a friend’s company, Revolution Entertainment. Those two companies, both of which are now defunct, made the decisions to cancel. Rain had no control over those decisions and I have read accounts of eyewitnesses who said he tearfully begged to perform before the LA concert, but was not allowed to do so.

    I think Americans lack an understanding of the differences between the Korean and American entertainment industry and that may have factored into the decision of the judge and jurors. In the US, artists hire their agents. In Korea, entertainment companies hire artists and make decisions over which artists have very little control. The role of the artist is to practice hard, put on the best performance he or she can, and avoid scandal. Rain has performed this role responsibly and is respected as working harder than anyone else in the industry.

    It is a shame that the greed of others have caused so much damage to the reputation and career of this talented artist.

  • 2. isilvalie  |  March 25, 2009 at 7:46 am

    Thanks for supporting Rain!

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