Dong Bang Shin Ki trio accused of fraud in China?

Posted: November 20, 2009 in Kim Jaejoong, Micky Yoochun, TVXQ random posts, Xiah Junsu
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Here’s some news of JaeChunSu being accused of fraud by a company in China because of its non-attendance to the events for the promotions of CreBeau.

I won’t leave a comment on this for now since I’m off to work and I was a bit shocked to read this news but I just wanted to post it soon so that you guys would be informed. Besides, I’ll have to look for other articles that could clearly explain the situation so that we’ll know what is the root cause of this accusation is. I’ll get back on this post once I get home from work later and once I already absorbed this info because as of now, I’m too rattled by this news. Things are really getting complicated and out of hand.

Dong Bang Shin Ki trio accused of fraud in China?

It has been known that Dong Bang Shin Ki trio (Micky YooChun, Xiah JunSu and Hero JaeJoong) has been accused of fraud in China.

Dong Bang Shin Ki’s representative came out to say, “This is just a unilateral allegation, there is no problems in terms of legal issues.”

It was known that a cosmetic company has launched a complaint of fraud against the trio at the on 17th and 18th November at the Beijing Arbitration Commission and the Beijing Haidian District People’s Court of Arbitration and Litigation.

The plaintiff ‘Ye Ja Ryeo (睿姿丽)’ have revealed that the trio have promised to attend the various large-scale promotional activities for their joint venturn cosmetic line (Crebeau) when they first joined the joint venture as shareholders and directors, but they did not turn up for any planned events. They have only continuously apologised for their absence.

The company also raised the point that if the trio do not turn up for the events, it has led to many fans’ unhappiness and demand for refund of their goods. The company quoted an amount of 170 million KRW in loss due to that.

But the representative lawyer for the trio Im SangHyuk have said, “I also heard about this only from the reporters. But since the situation now is that even the investors saying to abandon the case, there is not problems in terms of legal issues, just a unilateral allegation from the plaintiff.”

Sources: 1, 2

Some of the documents submitted by the plaintiff

Credit: Kbites

EDIT 091120 (11:30PM): Ok, I’m back to make some comments on this issue. But before anything else, I would like to thank Yotada for explaining the details of this situation (Note to readers: just read Yotada’s first comment for the details).

My take on this issue? Well, I think JaeChunSu aren’t completely at fault here. Just like what the first few people who left their comments said, it was the fault of the plaintiff (meaning the guy suing JaeChunSu) for using DBSK to promote the product without consulting the members first and his irresponsibility in confirming information about the three members’ REAL involvement in CreBeau. But I also think that CreBeau is also somehow at fault because the company failed to explain to the other party that the three members are not stockholders or part owners of the company and that they are not to promote the product through “DBSK-related” activities.

Furthermore, I think no legal action can be taken against JaeChunSu or at least the plaintiff’s claims are “weak” because first – like what I have said – JaeChunSu are not responsible nor are they required to attend all of CreBeau-related events since they are not part-owners of the company. Second, unless a signed contract stating that JaeChunSu promised to appear on the said events is shown by the plaintiff as evidence, he cannot claim for damages because of “breach of contract” simply because no contract exists in the first place. And lastly, I don’t think the trio would promise to attend such events knowing that they CAN’T because of their already hectic schedule the past months due to their concert tours and performances.

The bottom line is, the plaintiff (in my opinion based from the facts that were released in the news) has no grounds of suing JaeChunSu for not attending the events. The way I see it, he’s just suing the members because he lost a lot of money even if the members aren’t really at fault for such thing. Suing them and hoping that the Courts will side in favor of him is his only way to get back his money. But unfortunately for him, I think his case is really weak due to lack of evidence to support his claims and because, like what JaeChunSu’s lawyer said, all the things the plaintiff said are merely allegations against the members.

I seriously think the plaintiff should stop dragging the boys’ names in this issue since obviously, they are not at fault. This is more like an issue or misunderstanding between him and CreBeau therefore the two of them should be the one talking and solving this, not the three members.

  1. yotada says:

    I read this article In both AllKpop and DBSKnights, and what I gathered was that some guy in China was pissed b/c he didn’t know that DBSK weren’t board members or promoting the goods. He accuses Crebeau and JaeChunSu of fraud and the money he lost due to this misleading information and added that the branch of Creceau closed so he was unable to make a complaint to them.

    Crebeau responded that they have never stated that JaeChunSu were promoting the products and that they have already warned the Chinese branch against over-advertising the fact that JaeChunSu were involved. Also, they also said that the branch of Crebeau didn’t close, but merely moved to a different location.

    My opinion? The guy who is doing the accusing was mislead and didn’t do his HW. It’s plain embarrassing that he accused Crebeau of closing their branch when all they did was move to a different address. Also, if he bothered to do his HW, he would know that JaeChunSu wasn’t promoting the products.

    I suggest he stops basing his facts on rumors and do some research before he goes around making false claims that will bring about enraged fans who suffered from panic attacks due to his untimely accusation.

  2. thanks says:

    shouldn’t them be suing the headquarters instead of the trio..
    how could you as a branch do such a thing when the headquarters isn’t suing the trio.
    and if the trio can’t come, its probable cos of their schedule…
    haiz, seem like everyone is out to get the three boys.
    must have been a hard time for everyone

  3. ICHIKO says:

    I read these articles, too.
    I’m so uneasy a lot of things happenes one after another…
    What are those going on with them??

  4. yogax says:

    it seems like evryone wants to ride the trio’s popularity

    more like sm paying someone to ruin jaechunsu’s reputation

    they are doing this now? why? damn company

  5. i likey says:

    yotada: thanks for getting things straight. i was wondering, why the hell would crebeau suddenly turn against dbsk. i hate how these kinda news gets turned into a game of telephone and it may do so much damage.

    yogax: i agree. it makes sense if it was one of sme’s dirty tricks.

    ;'( just as i thought things might die down slowly and end
    no matter how shock any of us may be, we must not let these news get to us. KEEP THE FAITH AND BELIEVE

  6. i likey says:

    ohh… and IF this was true, this doesn’t make jaechunsu bad/guilty, especially compared to all the damages and unfair treatment sme gives to his artists.

  7. noriihana says:

    agree with Yotada, just plain embarrassing. doing business but not do hw just base on what he think, think JaeChunSu are board members or promoting the good. Reasonable to blame/accuse people cuz they are not what u think? imagine how can this person manage his own business without LUCK ?
    when u are in a bad situation some people just wanna make it worse so some bad news just should be ignored (@lovetohateme : thanks for the news anyway)

    Keep this Faith (^-^)
    can’t wait for BREAK OUT! to be released… JaeChunSu fighting Tohoshinking fighting TVXQ fighting

  8. yogax says:

    i do believe its true that the trio already pulled out from crebeau.
    i mean this distributor just piss off his future consumers aka dbsk fans by doing this accusation. why would he do it knowing that dbsk fans will surely get mad at him? he just risk his entire store.

    i think the news before about the trio pulling out from crebeau is true.

  9. lovetohateme says:

    @ yotada: Thanks for the details! Now I understand it better. =)

    @ thanks: Exactly. JaeChunSu has nothing to do with this. This issue should be between the company and CreBeau.

    @ ICHIKO: I’m surprised and stressed with all these things coming out against JaeChunSu, too. I don’t even know what’s happening anymore or to where will all of these lead to. But all we can do now is to support JaeChunSu because they need us now. Let’s not be rattled by these news and just keep trusting them.

    @ yogax: Actually, I thought of that possibility, too. SM is willing to do anything to ruin JaeChunSu and I wouldn’t be surprised if this is part of their plan, too.


    @ noriihana: You’re welcome. =)

    @ yogax: Well, we can’t confirm that now unless of course JaeChunSu would say it themselves.

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