[HanCinema's News] Oh Dal-soo Struggles Without An Agency
By William Schwartz | Published on
C-JeS Entertainment confirmed on February 20th that Oh Dal-soo still lacks new agency representation. As is such, they have to finish his existing contractual issues even though sexual assault allegations have rendered his name toxic.
The purpose of this information release was for C-JeS Entertainment to emphasize that they are not actively working to attach Oh Dal-soo to new projects or represent him in the future. For legal reasons, they still need to meet with him until all outstanding contractual issues are resolved.
Last February Oh Dal-soo was accused, with evidence, of sexual misconduct. He quickly acknowledged his misdeeds and apologized, but was nonetheless quickly removed from all his current projects. The abruptness with which this business was concluded is most likely the reason why all the contractual issues still haven't been worked out yet.
The release of "Control", "I Want to Know Your Parents", and "Best Friend" have all been put on indefinite hiatus because of Oh Dal-soo's prominent involvement with them. When, or if, these movies will ever see the light of day is unknown. But because they all feature Oh Dal-soo in prominent roles, in their current form, these films are likely impossible to release.
Written by William Schwartz
Staff writer. Has been writing articles for HanCinema since 2012, having lived in South Korea since 2011. Started out in Gyeongju, then to Daegu, then to Ansan, then to Yeongju, then to Seoul, lived on the road for HanCinema's travel diaries series in the summer of 2016, and is currently settled in Anyang. Has good tips for utilizing South Korea's public bus system. William Schwartz can be contacted via firstname.lastname@example.org. He also has a substack at williamschwartz.substack.com where he discusses the South Korean film industry in broader terms and takes suggestions for future movies to review.