SM Responds to Reports of Lawsuit Dismissal Against Tao

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Former EXO member Tao is reported to have won a lawsuit filed by SM Entertainment

Back in September, the Chinese media reported that Tao had violated his exclusive contract with SM Entertainment. After filing a lawsuit against the artist, the court voiced that SM Entertainment’s opinions were groundless.

Tao is now in possession of the right to his name, likeness, and management.

On December 14th, Chinese media outlets reported that the ongoing legal battle between SM Entertainment and Tao has come to a conclusion, according to Tao’s legal representative. The outlets report that the case against Tao has been dismissed.

A representative from SM Entertainment has responded, “This lawsuit is just one of the multiple lawsuits in China. The Chinese media have mistranslated the legal clause and we are planning to appeal. As it does not relate to the ongoing lawsuit in Korea, all lawsuits related to Tao are continuing as usual.”