Kara have filed a lawsuit against their management group, DSP Media, and announced during a phone call with a legal representative yesterday morning that they are leaving the company.
The plaintiffs are Han Seung-yeon, Goo Ha-ra, Jung Nicole and Kang Ji-young.
The fifth member of the group, Park Gu-ri, is not one of the plaintiffs in the suit.
“The girls tried to make the relationship work but the company repeatedly denied any requests and unilaterally forced tasks upon the members,” said the group’s legal representative, Hong Myung-ho.
The four members have demanded DSP Media forfeit all of its management duties and said they will try to reach an agreement with the company regarding any legal contracts.
Hong said: “We’ve been preparing for this suit for over two months. The four band members have clearly stated their intention of severing all business ties with their management company.”
DSP Media said in a press release immediately after the announcement that they are bewildered and that a misunderstanding formed between the parties