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(LEAD) K-pop agency backtracks decision to expel HyunA, E'Dawn

All Headlines 19:18 September 13, 2018

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SEOUL, Sept. 13 (Yonhap) -- The management agency of K-pop stars HyunA and E'Dawn backtracked from its decision on Thursday to expel the two singers in the wake of their acknowledgment of a romantic relationship.

Cube Entertainment CEO Shin Dae-nam released a statement saying that the agency has not confirmed its removal of the two singers from its management.

"We're discussing the issue, but it's not confirmed," it read. "The opinions of the artists are also important, so it needs be handled carefully. We'll have a board meeting next week to discuss this issue."

The latest statement came just hours after Cube Entertainment announced that both HyunA, E'Dawn had been ousted from the company.

"The company has put trust in artists as the top priority in its management work. After much discussion and review, (the company) decided to dispel HyunA and E'Dawn with the judgment that it is impossible to recover trust in them," Cube Entertainment said in an earlier release.

The couple admitted publicly last month through the media that they have been dating for two years, contradicting Cube's initial denial of rumors over their relationship. The two were part of the three-member K-pop band Triple H.

Since then, Triple H has effectively halted its TV appearances, while E'Dawn has also been left out of the new album release set for later this month by boy band Pentagon, of which he is also a member.

These images show K-pop diva HyunA (L) and E'Dawn. (Yonhap)


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