Thursday, June 18, 2009

Rain settles US lawsuit

South Korean pop singer and actor Rain (real name is Jung Ji-hoon) has settled a lawsuit over his cancelled concert in Honollulu in 2007. Back in March of this year, Rain was ordered by Hawaii court to pay up $8 million to Click Entertainment, the US based company that promoted Rain's concert. The settlement amount was not disclosed however many reports have suggested that the settlement amount would be less than the original $8 million that Rain was required to pay.

Rain’s Hawaii concert, supposed to be the first stop on his U.S. tour, was originally scheduled for June 15, 2007 at Aloha Stadium and tickets were sold for a maximum of $300. But the concert was cancelled a few days before the scheduled date.

Click Entertainment said the cancellation cost it more than 1.5 million dollars and its business reputation was damaged.

Rain argued that the concert stage was not properly set up for him. He also said he was unable to use his name in the United States because of a copyright dispute from a US Beatles tribute band also called Rain.
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Source: Korea Times; AFP; The AM Law Daily

1 Comment:

Anonymous said...

Thankful it's over now!

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