Clara has filed a lawsuit against her agency’s CEO to ask for full contract release.
According to Channel A on January 14, "Clara was sexually harassed by Mr. Lee, her agency’s CEO, last September and asked for a contract release, and at the end of last month, she filed a lawsuit against her agency to ask for the release of her contract."
They added, "According to the complaint, Mr. Lee sent her several texts saying, 'I am married but I have a girlfriend,' and 'You’re different from other celebrities, you’re refreshing and make my heart flutter.'
He also said, 'I have something to tell you,' and asked her to go out with him for dinner and drinks. Furthermore, thinking that a co-worker, Mr. Kim, was her boyfriend, the CEO texted her saying things like, 'You’re going to be unhappy if you get married [to him].'"
Channel A also reported, "Clara felt sexually harassed by the comments made by the CEO who is over 60 years old, and Mr. Lee one-sidedly fired Mr. Kim, her manager. So after announcing the contract release, she also filed a lawsuit."
According to the report, the agency is claiming, "Clara is taking everything out of context and is slandering the CEO. The truth will soon be revealed, and we will be able to file a lawsuit against Clara and her father, Lee Seung Kyu, for making threats."
Meanwhile, Clara signed her contract with the agency June of last year and it was supposed to be valid until 2018.
Entertainment company Polaris Entertainment has also issued their official statement regarding Clara‘s lawsuit. Read the full statement from Polaris here:
"After we signed a contract with Clara last year, there were multiple instances where she breached the contract. She did not comply after we brought it up with her and requested corrections, and we had to send her various evidence that proved her misdemeanors.
"When she came to us asking for a contract release and we did not comply, she threatened us, accusing us of sexual harassment. She even sued us. When we filed for a criminal prosecution, she also retaliated with a civil suit.
"Clara is already under investigation and her father Lee Seung Kyu is also under investigation as an accomplice. If Clara’s claims were true, she should have gone for a criminal prosecution [against the CEO].
"However, as there is a potential for libel, she has decided to go with a civil suit. What she stated as sexual harassment is not true at all. They are malicious threats against the company CEO, abusing his honorable nature.
"Before the lawsuits, when we told her that we would fine her if she continued to breach our contract, she responded with a request for contract release citing sexual harassment. She told us that she would notify the police if we did not comply.
"When we told her to apologize for threatening us with lies, Clara came to the agency in tears, asking for forgiveness, and told us that the claims she had made were not true and were fabricated to end her contract.
"Although we wished to quietly continue to work with Clara without revealing anything, as we sincerely were concerned for her further entertainment activities, she has proceeded with her civil suit. Thus we were left with no choice but to come forward with the truth in order to protect the company and our artists’ images.”