GWSN has reportedly won the first lawsuit against The Wave Music, exposing member abuse

GWSN has reportedly won the first lawsuit against The Wave Music, exposing member abuse

All members of girl group GWSN have won their lawsuit against THE WAVE MUSIC on January 1st and canceled their contracts, according to multiple media outlets. The company reportedly did not respond to the lawsuit, so the judgment was a default judgment.

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GWSN debuted under Kiwi Media Group in September 2018. When Kiwi Media Group went bankrupt in July 2020, the group signed with The WAVE MUSIC.

However, following the switch, GWSN experienced a sharp drop in promotions in late 2021. Then GWSN ceased all activity from 2022 to present, leading fans to wonder where the members were.

GWSN Reportedly Wins First Lawsuit Against The Wave Music, Exposing Member Abuse

Unfortunately, as it’s become an all-too-familiar story in K-pop, the lawsuit also revealed the treatment GWSN was subjected to.

GWSN Reportedly Wins First Lawsuit Against The Wave Music, Exposing Member Abuse

The lawsuit documents revealed that as of February 2022, all members were evicted from their accommodations because the agency stopped paying rent and in July of that year the ballroom was vacated and all employees and managers responsible for GWSN left the agency.

It was also revealed that the two foreign members Miya from Japan and SoSo from Taiwan now have criminal records because the agency failed to pay for their visa formalities.

GWSN Reportedly Wins First Lawsuit Against The Wave Music, Exposing Member Abuse

According to the report, The WAVE MUSIC also failed to provide adequate evidence that members received their fair share of wages.

In response to the finding, the GWSN site released a brief statement.

“The management of the signed artists is one of the most important tasks of The WAVE MUSIC, as stated in the exclusive contracts.

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The failure to look after members and the failure to provide transparent financial records has damaged trust between members of The WAVE MUSIC and GWSN. Therefore, the contracts can no longer be considered valid. »

GWSN Reportedly Wins First Lawsuit Against The Wave Music, Exposing Member Abuse

Kpop fans and netizens reacted to the news. They commented:

GWSN Reportedly Wins First Lawsuit Against The Wave Music, Exposing Member Abuse

  • “I can’t believe The WAVE MUSIC decided to neglect the members. »
  • “Complaint? What the hell is that? »
  • “Evicted from their dormitories for not paying the rent?” And the foreign members now have criminal records under the Immigration Act? How cruel is that for GWSN? ! »
  • “I remember this group because I found the Japanese member quite attractive. I can’t believe this is happening to them…”
  • “Underqualified management companies should NOT contract foreigners.”
  • “An immigration record, huh?” It sucks. I used to think GWSN had a lot of potential… I wish the members all the best.
  • “CRIMINAL RECORDS? What the hell is…”
  • WAVE MUSIC should have ceased operations AFTER the contracts had been processed. I can’t believe the members were still tied to management even though it cost them penalties. »
  • “WTF…what will the members do?” What is that ? »
  • “Uh?! I still listen to GWSN songs though. I can’t believe this is happening to members. I’m amazed… The WAVE MUSIC was fucking crazy. »

We hope things are going better for the members.