KBS2 TV’s Monday-Tuesday drama, River Where the Moon Rises, has filed a lawsuit against actor Ji Soo’s agency for damages for dropping out of the lead role due to school violence. The drama production company Victory Contents announced on the 2nd that it filed a lawsuit with the Seoul Central District Court for damages with 3 billion won (approximately 2 million USD) to recover from the additional cost of production to the replacement of the main character.
Victory Contents explained,
“As Ji Soo dropped out due to an unfavorable incident, additional costs such as re-shooting were incurred, and the loss was huge. KeyEast did not properly negotiate, so we ended up filing a lawsuit.”
In response, Keyeast said,
“It is embarrassing to hear that the lawsuit was filed while communicating. We will not avoid responsibility and are sincerely working on an agreement to try to create a smooth solution. We will try to figure out the situation.”
Earlier, at the time of the sixth episode of River Where the Moon Rises Ji Soo, who plays the male lead Ondal, admitted to some of the attacks and voluntarily dropped out due to controversy over school violence.