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Luhan, a former member of the boy group Exo, has raised the issue of profit distribution in a dispute with his talent agency, SM Entertainment, on Wednesday over the exclusive contract he signed with the company.

At the Seoul Central District Court, the 25-year-old singer’s attorney claimed that “[Luhan] hasn’t been paid properly over the last two years [while performing as a member of Exo],” also emphasizing that “SM Entertainment hasn’t disclosed any information regarding the distribution of the singer’s profit after he signed an exclusive contract with SM.”

The attorney also affirmed that Luhan will provide any related evidence necessary to prove his claim.

Luhan, who filed a lawsuit against his talent agency to nullify his exclusive contract in October, is scheduled to undergo the second hearing on Sept. 18.

The Chinese singer and his entertainment company have been fighting in court for several months.

According to SM, participating in individual activities after gaining popularity from the idol group is prioritizing personal interest over his fellow group members and SM.

Luhan, however, is claiming that SM violated his human rights and has not provided sufficient financial compensation. The singer also expressed frustration over the company’s discrimination against Chinese members of the all-male act.

Meanwhile, SM has filed a lawsuit against two former Chinese Exo members - Luhan and Kris - in Beijing Court in late July for illegally performing individual projects in China.

By Jin Min-ji
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