Hong Kong member, Elkie (莊錠欣), joined Korean girl group, CLC, in 2016. The group is managed by CUBE Entertainment. On December 25, it was revealed Elkie filed a motion with a Beijing law firm to terminate her contract with CUBE Entertainment. The legal notice was made public by the law firm. Elkie hasn’t reposted it on any of her social media accounts.
The legal notice states that Elkie had realized CUBE had violated many terms of their agreement on several occasions. There are three accusations from Elkie’s camp:
- During the contract period, CUBE Entertainment would first collect all of Elkie’s compensation, but they haven’t provided a detailed breakdown of all the income she received.
- Elkie has fulfilled all her duties as stated in their agreement and has also attended all the events arranged by the company. Aside from the company previously paying the copyright fees to Elkie, CUBE has failed to carry out section 6.4 of the agreement, to pay Elkie her share of revenue for her performance activities.
- Due to the change in management at CUBE in 2020, the company has clearly expressed to CLC members they will no longer support CLC’s development. The company also failed to provide a plan for Elkie’s entertainment career. The company has used actions to express they will no longer carry out the terms of the contract.
Elkie’s legal team also listed three demands to be carried out by CUBE Entertainment:
- Terminate her “Exclusive Agreement” with CUBE Entertainment once they receive all the legal documents. Elkie will no longer be bound by the terms of the “Exclusive Agreement”.
- Within 15 days of CUBE receiving this legal notice, they have to release all the detailed breakdown statements of Elkie’s income and contact her to calculate all the remaining payments owed to her.
- If the company fails to execute the aforementioned, Elkie will go through all legal channels to protect her rights.
Neither Elkie nor CUBE Entertainment have addressed the contract termination notice. Prior to being a K-Pop idol, Elkie was in a Hong Kong girl group, Honeybees, in 2011. She also had a role in the 2013 TVB series, “The Hippocratic Crush II”.