With Korean pop group TVXQ embroiled in legal action against its agency, SM Entertainment, over an allegedly unfair contract, fans and agencies alike are focusing attention on the validity of so-called “slave contracts.” Contracts are dubbed as such for reported disadvantaging the stars and would-be stars who enter into them with management agencies.
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A recent survey of entertainers found that one out of five actresses was forced to provide sexual entertainment to influential figures or witnessed their colleagues forced to do so.
This indicates the late actress Jang Ja-yeon, who committed suicide in March because of her coerced involvement in “casting couch” favors ㅡ a situation in which actresses are forced or expected to have sex with influential figures in order to get work in films or on TV ㅡ was not an isolated victim in the entertainment industry.
Kim Sung-hoon, head of the late (“Boys over Flowers”) actress Jang Ja-yeon’s former management agency, was arrested in Japan, police said Wednesday.
Kim had been placed on a wanted list on suspicions of forcing up-and-coming actresses, including Jang, to provide sexual favors to showbiz and media VIPs.
The police announcement on the investigation into the suicide of actress Jang Ja-yeon in March has raised more questions than answers.
Police booked nine people out of the 20 questioned but failed to identify who the late actress was forced to provide entertainment and sexual intercourse to.