On December 22nd, journalistÂ Lee Sang HoÂ revealed that he would be showing proof ofÂ SM Entertainmentâ€˜s obstruction ofÂ JYJâ€˜s activities for the very first time throughÂ Palm TVâ€˜s â€˜Lee Sang Hoâ€™s Palm Newsâ€˜.
Representatives of the show stated,Â â€œFor the past 14 months, journalist Lee Sang Ho will be exclusively unveiling the investigations by theÂ Fair Trade Commission. Officials of the FTC have been investigating SM Entertainment since March, and results show that there was indeed proof of the obstruction of JYJâ€™s activities, as well as a fine of several hundreds of thousands in penalty being processed.â€
The show is expected to include an exclusive interview ofÂ Jung Hae Im, the first official figure to lead the investigations into SMâ€™s 13 year contracts and minimize them to seven years. Jung is once again at the forefront of the recent issue with the FTC.
The chief of the FTC,Â Lee Tae Hwi, however, revealed throughÂ Star TodayÂ that this was not the case. He stated,Â â€œI do confirm that there are current investigations being done regarding the issue with SM and JYJ, but we have yet to lay down a fine worth the amount they claim. I also find it difficult to reveal the details of our investigations at this point, and promise to release an official statement once things begin to materialize.â€ The episode was broadcasted on December 22nd at 6 p.m. KST.