On the 20th, HYBE and Source Music made the following announcement: “We have decided to end our exclusive contract with Kim Garam,” and we sincerely regret any inconvenience this has caused our fans and other people. Le Seraphim will operate as a five-member group moving forward, according to the agency.
Before she made her Le Seraphim debut in April, Kim Garam was originally linked to claims of violence in schools. She made her debut in May. HYBE stressed that the charges of bullying were untrue and that they will be held accountable for spreading false information as soon as the news of her debut was made public.
However, the outcomes of the Autonomous Committee on School Violence Countermeasures, according to Daeryun, a law firm representing Miss A, who claims to be a victim of school violence by Kim Ga-ram, were real and reported the details and location of the occurrence. She specifically requested an apology from HYBE and warned that if they e didn’t, she will reveal evidence.
In the end, Kim Garam’s contract with HYBE/Source Music was cancelled due to allegations of school violence. LE SSERAFIM will now function as a 5 member group.
Here is a statement that was made public by Source Music and HYBE.
This is HYBE/Source Music.
We would like to tell you about LE SSERAFIM member Kim Ga-ram’s whereabouts and LE SSERAFIM’s future activities.
We have decided to end our exclusive contract with Kim Garam.
We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience caused to fans and many others due to the controversy over Kim Garam.
In the future, Le Seraphim will be active in a 5-member system. We will do our best to support Le Seraphim so that it can continue to grow as an artist.
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