Produce 101 Season 1s Han Hye Ri Explains Her Recent Departure From Star Empire Entertainment

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'Produce 101' season 1's Han Hye Ri explains her recent departure from Star Empire Entertainment
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'Produce 101' season 1's Han Hye Ri explains her recent departure from Star Empire Entertainment

Previously, it was revealed that 'Produce 101' season 1's Han Hyeri departed from Star Empire. Since the news, she gave a statement as to why she left, and more, through her Instagram page.

She said, "Hello, this is Han Hye Ri. I'm writing this to you all today because I'm sure many people were surprised by the recent news. First of all, I'd like to apologize to all the fans who have been waiting for me. I think my mind and my body have become exhausted due to many things which havehappened over time. I was under a lot of stress mentally and after many thoughts and discussions, I decided to give up my contract with Star Empire. Even though I'm afraid of the uncertain future after terminating my contract, I'm going to continue to strive toward my goal as a singer. I'll be back after taking some time to recharge myself. I'm sure the company will continue to support me in the future and I will continue to support the members of the company. I'll make every effort to meet everyone'sinterests and expectations. Once again, I apologize and thank you."

'Produce 101' season 1's Han Hye Ri explains her recent departure from Star Empire
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'Produce 101' season 1's Han Hye Ri explains her recent departure from Star Empire

Previously, it was revealed that 'Produce 101' season 1's Han Hyeri departed from Star Empire. Since the news, she gave a statement as to why she left, and more, through her Instagram page. 

She said, "Hello, this is Han Hye Ri. I'm writing this to you all today because I'm sure many people were surprised by the recent news. First of all, I'd like to apologize to all the fans who have been waiting for me. I think my mind and my body have become exhausted due to many things which have happened over time. I was under a lot of stress mentally and after many thoughts and discussions, I decided to give up my contract with Star Empire. Even though I'm afraid of the uncertain future after terminating my contract, I'm going to continue to strive toward my goal as a singer. I'll be back after taking some time to recharge myself. I'm sure the company will continue to support me in the future and I will continue to support the members of the company. I'll make every effort to meet everyone's interests and expectations. Once again, I apologize and thank you."

Maroo Entertainment Explains Their Contract Status With Produce 101 Season 2 Trainee Park Ji Hoon
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Maroo Entertainment Explains Their Contract Status With Produce 101 Season 2 Trainee Park Ji Hoon

Maroo Entertainment has stepped up to respond to the current controversy surrounding their exclusive contract with Produce 101 Season 2 trainee Park Ji Hoon.

On June 14, reports emerged that Maroo Entertainment had already signed a seven-year exclusive contract with the trainee, and this news immediately faced backlash from fans of the trainee. Fans first asked why an exclusive contract was signed instead of a trainee contract, as the former usually has a stronger binding power, a longer contract period, and includes a clause with a set profit distribution percentage.

Produce 101 Contestant Han Hyeri Parts Ways With Star Empire Entertainment
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Produce 101 Contestant Han Hyeri Parts Ways With Star Empire Entertainment

Han Hyeri from Produce 101 has left Star Empire Entertainment.

According to various industry representatives, she ended her contract with the agency and is on the search for a new home.

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In response, a source from Star Empire commented, After discussion with Han Hyeri, we have recently decided to terminate her exclusive contract. It was a decision made after thorough discussion.

Regarding the girl group that Han Hyeri was reported to debut with, the agency shared that they are continuing to prepare for debut, and added, We are currently reorganizing. They are preparing with an aim to debut in the second half of this year, but nothing is confirmed.

'Produce 101' Season 1's 12th-ranking trainee Han Hye Ri leaves Star Empire
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'Produce 101' Season 1's 12th-ranking trainee Han Hye Ri leaves Star Empire

'Produce 101' Season 1's Han Hye Ri has reportedly left her label.

Han Hye Ri had ranked #12 from season 1 and had just missed joining IOI. She had debuted in the unit group IBI, and had been preparing to debut as OMZM under Star Empire Entertainment.

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Back in January, Star Empire Entertainment had revealed that she had officially signed with the label. However, now insiders have revealed she has recently left the label (and OMZM) and is currently looking for a new label.