ATTRAKT even attempted to file a lawsuit against The Givers for acquiring the "Cupid" copyright.
All four members of FIFTY FIFTY, the group behind the viral hit song 'Cupid' have sued their management company ATTRAKT to have their contracts terminated. Legal counsel for the four FIFTY members explained the rationale behind the members' complaint in a statement.
"This is law firm Barun Law, representing Sio, Saena, Aran, and Keen (hereafter referred to as the members) from FIFTY FIFTY.
The four members filed for the temporary suspension of their exclusive contracts with the Seoul Central District Court through their legal representatives on June 19. The trial is currently in process. This is due to ATTRAKT violating their contract’s terms and breaking any trust between the two parties.
The members have yet to make a response as the trial was underway. We have sent the company a letter asking for the mistakes to be corrected and pointed out the various issues. Still, ATTRAKT revealed its position to the media with continuous articles without trying to explain the actual demands.
Despite their young age, the four members have tried to think and act independently. After fully consulting with their parents, they came to raise the issue with our help. ATTRAKT has not been listening to the members’ opinions, instead saying how ‘external forces are attempting to poach the members, and they have not been able to clarify the accusations of their side violating the contract. The members were also very frustrated and disappointed that Aran’s surgery was disclosed without consulting all involved parties.
The members questioned the various situations where ATTRAKT did not faithfully fulfill their contract obligations, such as the lack of transparency in financial documents and unilaterally trying to have the group promoted despite the members having health issues. We would also like to clarify that this [lawsuit] was a decision made by the four members themselves, with no outside intervention.
The members know how important of a time this is for them and how many people around them are worrying about them. When they first started to practice, they wanted to be artists who could be a good influence on others. The four members wanted to avoid arguing with or hiding wrong things. They made this decision independently, without any lies, to ensure they could move forward on the correct path.
We would like to ask that there is no more defamation of the FIFTY FIFTY members by ATTRAKT.
The four members want to be in front of their fans immediately. They promise they will continue to be more sincere as artists and independent.
We sincerely ask that you refrain from speculative articles so there are no more victims due to unconfirmed claims. Thank you".
In the past, ATTRAKY claimed that a rival label had tried to steal the members of the FIFTY FIFTY.
Warner Music Korea was revealed to be the agency, but all that resulted was a widespread misunderstanding among the group's followers, with ATTRAKT even attempting to file a lawsuit against The Givers for acquiring the "Cupid" copyright.