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[Feb-04-2009]Rain appealed to his fans for restraining their excessive concerns.

Rain's agency J.Tune entertainment asked Rain's fans to restrain themselves to visit his dance practice room through its official home page.

His side appealed to them, "Please put up your visit for Rain who is under stress due to his concert, even though you guys miss him much."

This is not different from the invasion of the star's privacy. When Rain released his 5th album last October, he received a visit from some fans with carrying a tour flag, so he was confounded at the sight of it.

Rain said, "I thank the fans for their support and love, but I'm worrying that it may do harm to the neighborhood. The unknown tour seemed to be under way, perhaps it was an excessive salesmanship."

4 months later, his agency had to issue the advisory regarding asking the fans, who are visiting even the practice room as well as his own home, to stop visiting.

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[NEWS] Rain Settles Name Dispute, Becomes “The Rain”

Korean superstar Rain agreed to a deal with an American album maker, Rain Corporation, over a trademark dispute. Rain’s agency, J. Tune Entertainment, reported that Rain will use “The Rain” for all his music activities in the United States. However, he will retain his name, “Rain,” for film credits. Also “The Rain,” will be used only in America, thus it’s not likely to confuse his fans in other regions. In accordance with the decision, Rain will release his debut album in America under the name, “The Rain.” The album release is scheduled for late this year.

Rain Corporation, a Las Vegas firm, had filed for damage compensation against Rain for using the name “Rain” for his Las Vegas concert in December 2006. The company also asked for an injunction to ban Rain from using his name in future concerts. The name dispute had forced Rain to cancel his concert in Hawaii in May 2006. Rain was sued by Click Entertainment, the local Hawaiian concert organizer, for 40 million dollars in damage compensation for canceling the concert.

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[INFO] Top 5 Most Wanted Male Singer to Have A Collaboration With

No 1. Lee Seung Gi (34%)

No 2. Rain (30%)

No 3. Big Bang - Dae Sung (23%)

No 4. DBSK Uknow YoonHo (7%)

No 5. Super Junior Kang In (5%)

credit: KPOP JJANG

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Designer Rain, Reactions to the opening day sales are heating up.

Customers’ reactions to Rain’s new clothing line ‘Six To Five’ are unusual.

Starting with Cheongjoo branch shop which opened on 15th January, ‘Six To Five’ which has a total of 5 shops; Jeonjoo, Daegu branch shops, Sinsege main shop etc, has showcased Rain’s fashion sense and established the distinguished record sales.

J.Tune Creative expressed, “Opening day sales were expectedly over ten million won (about US$7,000) and sales has been increasing ever since.”

We’ve been treated to the odd sight of the customers, who want to see Rain’s fashion sense, standing in a row at the shop to buy the clothing. When orders were once pressed, the goods were momentarily sold out and reorders were ever rushed.

Especially, at Sinsege main shop which is located in fashion center ‘Myungdong’, the customers flowed in and out all day, and that is attracting tourists. By word of mouth, the brand is expected to be spread out the world soon.

Meanwhile, online site of ‘Six To Five’ is due to sell the limited project goods with the opening of ‘Opening Event’ page ahead off, before the official sale.


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[Feb-25-2009] Rain's autography party for the fans schedule to be held in each 'Six To Five' shop


The autography party schedule :

< Saturday, February 28 >
Lotte main shop - 11am
Cheongjoo branch shop - 4pm.


< Monday, March 1 >
Cheonahn Yawoori department store -2pm.


< Friday, March 6 >
Jeonjoo branch shop -1pm.
Daegu Dongseongro branch shop -6pm


< Saturday, March 7 >
Lotte Woolsan branch shop - 1pm
Jinjoo branch shop -4pm


< Sunday, March 8 >
Lotte Nowon branch -11am
Daegu Eunhasengdong banch shop - 4pm.



The event celebrating 'Six To Five' launching :


< One - Scratch Event >
All the customers who purchased the goods in each shop, will receive a chance they can get a lucky number of the scratch ticket. If Rain picture comes out, we'll mail out Rain's autography to the customers' house.


< Two - Rain's autography party Event >
On the autography party day each shop, the first customers, for 30 minutes, can get a chance they meet Rain.


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[Feb-24-2009]Word star Rain'll become Korea Pizza Hut model.

Rain made a model contract with Korea Pizza Hut.

Starting with the new CF shooting that will be on air about the middle of March, Rain's going to work as a TV CF and print ads model of Pizza hut.

Korea Pizza Hut's side said, "Rain has broad-based fans regardless of sex age. We're sure that Rain combining affection and popularity as a model, will make the company image upgrade."

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[Feb-29-2009]'KBS Ent News' raises issues for insulting Rain.

'KBS Ent News' has stirred up a problem for their broadcast that seemed to insult Rain.


Last 14th in ‘Up and Down Corner’ of 'KBS Ent News', they said that “Rain has failed to be in the 1411 Hollywood actors that could be big money which was researched by Forbes” with the reporter adding “as the weather is clear, there will be no rain”.

In this process, a laughing sound that seemed to laugh at Rain was inserted which wasn’t appropriate, and the viewers are demanding a formal apology for the broadcast that aired 2 weeks ago.


Viewers pointed out that the program left out many researches and journals that ranked Rain’s movie at the top and gave compliments, and that it was biased for talking about one specific research. Looking at it that way, all the Korean stars that went overseas including Rain, and the famous Hollywood stars that didn’t put their names on the list, are‘down’.


Rain has already recently appeared in the world renowned documentary channel Discovery, put his name on the ‘Top 24 Hotties in the World’, a research done by ‘Entertainment Weekly’, and his movie ‘Ninja Assassin’ has been nominated as ‘Top 10 most looked forward movies by Examiner’ and top 25 of Film School Reject movie webzine. His music has topped the Asian channel ‘V Countdown’ for 5 consecutive weeks.


This broadcast also mentioned that the Hawaiian court has finalized the trial by jury regarding Rain’s world tour cancellation, which is another reason for Rain’s down. But viewers point out that it is still in the early stages of the trial to say anything about it.


'KBS Ent News' also added “Rain is positioning himself as a world stay by appearing in Hollywood movies Speed Racer and Ninja Assassin, and put his name in one of the 100 most influential people in the world research done by Times magazine”, but Rain was nominated in the Times magazine even before appearing in the movies.


'KBS Ent News' insulting Rain was pointed out in the February KBS viewer board of trustees general meeting and also ‘TV Criticism Viewer Desk’ which aired on the 28th.


Regarding this issue KBS 'Ou Se-Young' head of entertainment production said “there was no intention of insulting Rain. We wanted to raise the question why Rain didn’t make it in the Forbes research but the message must have been handed out in the wrong direction” which is an unsatisfactory explanation.

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* watz up with KBS?!!

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[Feb-27-2009] Rain was included as one of the top 10 singers selected by KBS's 'Music Bank' program producers.


Rain part :

Rain has turned it on the most splendid performance.
In addition to his distinguished dance ability, in those days of Rainism activity, Rain ever gave the staff a turn that he suddenly pulled out a stick or a fox brush just as we had entirely not expected.
It was the stage that made his peculiar ideas be shown up.

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[Feb-27-2009]'Game High' will organize a game company with Rain and Yang

'Game High' will organize a game company with Rain and 'Yang Hyun-Suck' who is one of the former idol group " 'Seo Tae-Ji' and Children" members.


'Game High' announced that they will newly found "ifan.com", the fan game software developer, through a joint investment with singer Rain's J.Tune entertainment and Yang's YG entertainment.


'Game High' investment is 2.7 hundred million won (about 180,000 dollars).
On the new foundation, 'Game High' will own about 47.75%, YG entertainment and J.Tune entertainment will own 22.75% and 9.5% respectively. Yang is expected to take 15% personally.

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Make it Rain -- Korean Singer Sued for $30 Mil!
Posted Mar 9th 2009 7:50PM by TMZ Staff



RainRain -- the so-called "Korean" Justin Timberlake -- is fast becoming better known to American fans for his lawsuits than his singing.

Rain, and a host of people in his camp, are being sued for bailing on a 2007 concert at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. According to a lawsuit filed today in Los Angeles Superior Court, Andrew Kim had the rights to the proposed concert -- but he took a huge financial hit when Rain bailed.

Rain was also sued in 2007 for missing a gig in Hawaii, allegedly over trademark and technical issues.

Kim is seeking an astronomical $30,000,000 -- plus punitive damages.

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[NEWS] Korean Pop Star Arrives For Trial: Rain Being Sued By Former Promoter

HONOLULU — Korean mega pop star Rain arrived in Honolulu Sunday to testify in his federal civil trial this week. Rain is being sued by local promoter Click Entertainment, who lost money when Rain canceled a show in June 2007. Fans arrived early outside of customs to get a glimpse of the singer, and they mobbed the star when he arrived at the Honolulu Airport.

Despite the promoter’s qualms with Rain’s cancellation, fans seem to have forgiven the star for not giving the show. “Well, it was sad because I bought tickets for the concert, but this is better because I’m closer to him,” said Chelsea Toriyama. “I’m not several hundred feet away.”

The crush of fans waited anxiously, and some arriving passengers were startled by the big turnout before Rain arrived. “It’s kind of sad,” said Audra Tumulak. “I would rather have him here on better terms, but we want to show support, show he’s loved here.”

The pop star shook hands and greeted his fans while sheriff’s deputies struggled to keep the surging crowd under control. A few got to hug the popular singer, and many managed to snap photos. “I was standing in the back, was able to get this shot,” said Karen Shinagawa. “He’s so cute.” Fans were happy to see him, although they are disappointed that he won’t be performing in Hawaii.

Rain is scheduled to appear in court on Monday.


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[NEWS] K-Pop Superstar Rain Will Take A Stand

It’s hardly the triumphant return to the U.S. that South Korean pop superstar Rain had hoped for — an appearance that will do little to further his stated intention of becoming an “Asian fusion” answer to Ricky Martin.

Confirming anxious speculation that has lit up K-Pop chatrooms from here to Seoul, Sunwoo Lee, an attorney representing Rain — the wildly popular singer-actor dubbed “the Justin Timberlake of Asia” — saidthat the performer would appear in court in Hawaii next week to face charges stemming from his abruptly cancelled concert there in 2007.

“He will appear on Monday,” Rain’s attorney said. In court Wednesday, a lawyer for Hawaiian concert promoter, Seung Su Lee of Honolulu-based Click Entertainment Inc., accused Rain and his former management firm JYP Entertainment of “shameful and dishonest business practices.” Lee’s civil lawsuit alleges that Rain and JYP breached a contract and defrauded his company, damaging his business and reputation. The concert promoter says he lost more than $1 million because of the cancellation.

What can Rain’s legion of fans expect to hear when the singer takes the stand?

“Rain has not much to say,” Sunwoo Lee said. “He was preparing for a concert and did his best. He was in good condition to perform and these other guys weren’t ready. They lost money and now they’re trying to get the scoop on Rain. I’m confident they don’t have any case.”
Compounding the singer’s legal difficulties, however, the promoter of Rain’s abruptly canceled June 2007 performance at Los Angeles’ Staples Center filed a complaint in L.A. County Superior Court suing Rain and his management handlers for $30 million. Among the allegations against Rain, JYP and his former Seoul-based production company StarM:breach of contract and fraud.

“Rain has done all right for himself but he’s screwed over a lot of people along the way,” said the Los Angeles concert’s promoter Andy Kim.

Look out for a story about that legal dispute in The Times next week.


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[Mar-15-2009] Korean Pop Star “Rain” Arrives in Hawaii for Trial

Writtenby Ashley Nagaoka - [email protected]
March15, 2009 03:54 PM

After an 8-hour flight from Seoul, the Korean singer and actor known
as “Rain” arrived at the Honolulu International Airport to a screaming crowd of fans.

“I’m so happy to be here. Thank you,” he said.
He was bombarded with lei, gift baskets, and fans who just wanted to touch him.
“I met him and shook hands just now. I’m feeling really great, this is like the happiest moment of my life,”
said Saki Ikeda, Rain fan. The26-year old performer, who’s real name is
Jung Ji-Hoon, is expected to testify in his trial in federal court on Monday. Back in 2007, Hawaii-based Click Entertainment, filed a lawsuit against the pop star and his management
after they backed out of a concert at Aloha Stadium just three days before it was supposed to go on.

Rain’sattorney claims the show was cancelled because the special stage equipment wasn’t ready,
and the singer was in a trademark battle with a music group in Nevada, also called “Rain”.

He apologized to his fans in 2007 in an exclusive interview with KGMB9.
“I really, really miss you guys. I’ll see you next time,” said “Rain”.
“I was extremely disappointed but I understand how things like that can happen,”
said Dolly Buenconsejo-Kunz, Rain Fan.

ClickEntertainment says it lost more than a million dollars because of the cancellation.
And its attorney claims the star’s management companies have a shady past
when it comes to doing business.

“There are lots of issues here of credibility and candor and capacity to perform.
And all of those add up, in my mind, to the very strong likelihood,
although we tried not to draw that conclusion,
that this may have been a scam or a fraud from its inception,”
said Eric Seitz, attorney for Click Entertainment.

And Hawaii may not be the only stop on his legal trouble tour.
A Los Angeles promoter just filed a $30million lawsuit against rain
and company after they canceled their show at the Staples Center. Regardless,

Hawaii fans say they hope he decides to come back to the islands and put on a show.
“I just don’t want him leaving Hawaii with a bitter taste in his mouth,” said Ali Yee, Rain fan

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[Mar-15-2009] Korean actor and pop star reaches isles for lawsuit


STORY SUMMARY

Although Korean pop sensation Rain came to Honolulu yesterday as a defendant in a federal lawsuit, local fans consider him one of their own.

Gerrie Nakamura, one of several dozen fans greeting Rain at the airport, said that such devotion is part of a "hallyu wave" sweeping the land, a tsunami of popularity of South Korean culture.

"Korean drama fans want to support the movement," said Nakamura. "The music and drama coming out of Korea are the yin and yang, each one dependent on the other. You have to admire Rain's ambition, his aspiration for greatness."

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POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Mar 16, 2009

On the first sunny day after weeks of cloudy weather, Rain came to Honolulu. The irony was not lost on local fans of the Korean pop superstar; it's just that they hate it when Rain's name is taken lightly.

"Urrgh. Just don't say 'Rain falls' in a headline," complained Alishaa Asakura, 70. "That's the worst."

You didn't misread that age reference. The demographic of the 75 or so fans gathered at Honolulu Airport yesterday to greet the K-pop idol tended to skew older and female.

Rain's fan clubs are named after clouds. Although Honolulu Cloud President Geri Mehrtens, a bowling coach at Moanalua High School, "kind of liked" Rain -- real name Jeong Ji-hoon -- in the Korean telenovella "Sang Doo! Let's Go to School," she wasn't bitten by the Rain bug until she saw him perform in Las Vegas.

"His talent is just unbelievable, incredible, unreal," breathed the middle-age Mehrtens. "And his thing is overcoming challenges. See all the gray hair out here? Mothers love him. Sure, he has charisma, but mainly his life story is one of overcoming challenge, from being dirt poor and starving, to a mother who didn't want him to become a professional. He has a really good heart."

As for overcoming challenges, Rain is in Honolulu as a defendant in civil litigation, and scattered among the cheerful true believers at the airport were lawyers in dark suits, including Rain's mainland counsel and manager, Joy Kim.

Rain scuttled a 2007 concert tour just days before a scheduled stop in Honolulu, leaving promoters to pick up the pieces. Hawaii-based Click Entertainment Inc. alleges that Rain and his producers defrauded it of more than $500,000 in licensing fees and is seeking additional damages to cover costs of staging the event.

Asakura -- who collects DVDs of Rain, even though they can't be played on American equipment -- said the lawsuit is a bump in the road and that Rain's huge natural talent and gigantic empathy will win him new fans.

"From the first time I saw 'Sang Doo,' I knew he'd be big, the biggest ever, and with a big heart" -- spreading her arms wide to illustrate -- "like Obama is big. He speaks truth. He needs to show parents that there is integrity in the entertainment business. When I saw Rain perform in Las Vegas, I cried because he is so symbolic of what we need in these times."

Fan Gerrie Nakamura said that such devotion is part of a "hallyu wave" of South Korean culture sweeping the land.

"Korean drama fans want to support the movement," said Nakamura. "The music and drama coming out of Korea are the yin and yang, each one dependent on the other. You have to admire Rain's ambition, his aspiration for greatness."

A shriek erupts and grows louder, frantic. A pale young man in a Beatle cut sweeps through the International Arrivals exit and waves his hands at the welcomers, who immediately close in like a vise. Other passengers, pulling luggage, frantically try to duck out of the way. The swirling mob descends toward the street, and then Rain leaps in a limousine driven by former TV reporter and private investigator Matt Levi. Total time elapsed: about 30 seconds.

But the memory will last a lifetime. Asakura, her hands still clasped in wonder, steadied herself against a pillar. "I gave a special gift for him through his manager," she said, "a chi bracelet to give him strength.

"We're from the rock 'n' roll generation, the baby boomers who loved Elvis," she said. "We've been waiting for it to happen to all humanity, breaking the chains of sexuality, freedom and love. When I graduated from high school in 1957, I knew that these kids born today would be star-seeds who don't have our hang-ups, who would be free to pursue creativity. Rain -- he should be given golden keys to the city."

The trial resumes today in U.S. District Court.

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[Mar-16-2009] Rain now in court, expected to testify today about canceled concert


By Will Hoover
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South Korean pop star Rain is expected to be called to testify today in federal court in a civil suit that sprang from the cancellation of a 2007 concert in Honolulu.
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Rain, whose real name is Jeong Ji-hoon, arrived at court about 10 a.m.

Unlike yesterday, when about 100 fans greeted him at Honolulu airport, only a handful of fans were waiting. Inside the courtroom, however, the gallery was filled with about four dozen spectators, mostly women.

Accompanied by at least two men who appeared to be bodyguards, Rain walked briskly into court, saying nothing.

As he entered the court, a process server tried to hand him papers from Andrew Kim, a Los Angeles-based promoter who also is attempting to sue Rain over a canceled concert. Rain refused to accept the papers and let them fall to the floor.

The Honolulu lawsuit was filed by Seung Su Lee, president of Honolulu-based Click Entertainment Inc. Lee is suing Rain and his former agency, Seoul-based JYP Entertainment Co., for breach of contract and fraud for Rain’s cancellation of a 2007 concert at Aloha Stadium without explanation. Rain kept a $500,000 appearance fee.

Kim alleges the same thing happened to him in Los Angeles.
Lee testified last week that the last-minute cancellation cost him $1.5 million and damaged his business reputation. He also said Rain and his traveling entourage of 90 people never intended to perform in Hawaii, saying the crew never applied for proper visas.

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[Mar-16-2009]Rain says he doesn't know why Honolulu concert was canceled

Updated at 5:22 p.m., Monday, March 16, 2009


South Korean pop star Rain took the stand in his civil trial in federal court today and said he did not know why his 2007 concert at Aloha Stadium was canceled.

Rain, whose real name is Jeong Ji-hoon, testified that he was looking forward to performing in Hawaii but his management team made the decision to cancel the show.

When pressed by plaintiff's attorney Eric Seitz, Rain testified that at one point he was told that the concert had to be canceled because security was deficient at Aloha Stadium.

"My part is on the stage performance," Rain said through an interpreter. "Everything else is arranged by the management team."

Rain said he would like to perform in Hawaii "as soon as possible," but only if he was certain that security was adequate.

The courtroom was packed with about four dozen Rain fans, almost all of them women.

Earlier in the day, Rain walked briskly into the courthouse accompanied by at least two men who appeared to be bodyguards.

As he entered the court, a process server tried to hand him papers from Andrew Kim, a Los Angeles-based promoter who also is attempting to sue Rain over a canceled concert. Rain refused to accept the papers and let them fall to the floor.

The Honolulu lawsuit was filed by Seung Su Lee, president of Honolulu-based Click Entertainment Inc. Lee is suing Rain and his former agency, Seoul-based JYP Entertainment Co., for breach of contract and fraud for Rain's cancellation of a 2007 concert at Aloha Stadium without explanation. Rain kept a $500,000 appearance fee.

Kim alleges the same thing happened to him in Los Angeles.

Lee testified last week that the last-minute cancellation cost him $1.5 million and damaged his business reputation. He also said Rain and his traveling entourage of 90 people never intended to perform in Hawaii, saying the crew never applied for proper visas.


Reach Will Hoover at [email protected]

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[Mar-16-2009]Promoters line up to sue Rain

Promoters line up to sue Rain
Marco Garcia, Associated Press
South Korean pop superstar Rain, 26, is accused in lawsuits of breach of contract and fraud.
The singer faces legal action in Honolulu and L.A. after concerts were canceled and his breakout tour fizzled.

By Chris Lee
March 17, 2009

It’s hardly the triumphant return to the United States that South Korean pop superstar Rain had hoped for.

The popular singer-actor, dubbed the “Justin Timberlake of Asia,” arrived in Hawaii on Monday facing two lawsuits stemming from the cancellation of dates on his 2006-07 North American Rain’s Coming tour.

Rain’s legal troubles follow his attempts to break into the U.S. market and build the kind of loyal fan base here that has eluded other Asian performers.
The soft-spoken Korean heartthrob, 26, appeared in federal court in Honolulu on Monday to answer a civil suit filed after he canceled a concert at Hawaii’s Aloha Stadium three days before his scheduled appearance.

On Wednesday, Seung Su Lee, president of Hawaiian concert promoter Click Entertainment, testified that Rain and his former management agency, JYP Entertainment, had breached their contract, defrauded his company and damaged its reputation. The promoter says he lost $1.5 million because of the singer’s no-show.

In Los Angeles last week the promoter of Rain’s June 2007 concert at Staples Center — canceled just two hours before curtain time — filed a complaint in Superior Court suing Rain and his management team for $30 million, plus punitive damages. Promoter Andrew Kim accused Rain; his current management firm, J. Tune; JYP; and the singer’s South Korean event coordinator, Star M, of breach of contract and fraud.

“He pretty much put me through hell for the last two years,” Kim said. “Rain caused me a lot of harm in the entertainment industry and caused a lot of repercussions from the cancellation. I want vindication.”
Kim alleges that Rain and JYP failed to disclose a trademark infringement lawsuit filed against the singer in Nevada in February 2007 over the use of the name Rain (a direct translation of the singer’s Korean nickname, “Bi”), which had already been trademarked by a Beatles cover band. The lawsuit threw into question Kim’s ability to promote the concert using the singer’s stage name.

Sunwoo Lee, the lead attorney for Rain and JYP, called both lawsuits baseless and expressed confidence they would be dismissed.
“These allegations are totally wrong,” Lee said. “These people are trying to take advantage of Rain’s fame. They’re finger-pointing their failures at Rain.”

Things weren’t always this way. In early 2007, Rain appeared poised to take the U.S. by storm after a successful engagement in Las Vegas. A television superstar in Asia, he had also been cast in a supporting role in the Wachowski brothers’ anime-inspired “Speed Racer.”
But by any yardstick, the Rain’s Coming tour was a fiasco. Performances in San Francisco, New York and Atlanta were also canceled.

According to Kim’s company, V2B Global, nearly 80% of Staples Center’s 9,429 seats had been sold, with fans having flown in from as far away as Hong Kong, Seoul and Tokyo. The company offered full refunds to ticket holders.
Rain’s attorney disputed the allegation that his client had deliberately sabotaged the Los Angeles performance.

“He was preparing for a concert and did his best,” Lee said. “He was in good condition to perform and these other guys weren’t ready. They lost money and now they’re trying to get the scoop on Rain. I’m confident they don’t have any case.”

On Monday, process servers and law enforcement personnel delivered Kim’s complaint to Rain as he emerged from an elevator during his first day of trial in Honolulu.

“Rain opened the papers and saw it was a lawsuit,” said Kim’s attorney, Daniel E. Park of the Brentwood firm Lurie & Park. “He chucked it on the floor and stormed out.”

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[Mar-16-2009]Rain Testifies at Trial; Still Wants to Perform

The Korean singer and actor known as Rain is now starring in his own real-life legal drama. The star took the stand on Monday to testify in his federal trial over a canceled Hawaii concert as eager fans flooded the courtroom.

Rain arrived at courthouse wearing a dark suit and sunglasses. He said “Aloha” and flashed a shaka but didn’t answer questions. At the entrance, he was served with legal papers for a lawsuit in California. The entertainer let the document fall to the ground. A promoter in Los Angeles is suing for fraud and breach of contract over a 2007 concert at the Staples Center that was canceled just hours before the show. It was part of the same world tour that was supposed to include a performance at Aloha Stadium.

“The issue is whether Rain and his company, who was his agent as his time, are responsible for these losses or whether other parties who were involved are responsible,” explained Eric Seitz, the attorney for the plaintiff, Hawaii-based Click Entertainment.

Seitz said his client paid more than $1 million in licensing fees and other costs for a concert that never happened. Dozens of die-hard fans showed up to watch the drama unfold in court.“It’s kind of difficult to take your eyes off of him but just trying to pay attention to what he was saying was important,” said fan Audra Tumulak of Mililani.

Rain, whose real name is Jung Ji Hoon, told the jury through an interpreter he was sorry about what happened and said, “I really wanted to perform in Hawaii because I was told there were many fans in Hawaii.”

Rain said he did not make the decision to cancel. He was told it had to be called off because the stage custom built for his fireworks and waterfall was not secure.“I believed his reasons and he says he wants to come back to Hawaii and hold a concert here so I’m hoping they say he has to,” said fan Elaine Ikeda of Kaimuki.

Rain told the jury he still hopes to perform in Hawaii but the company that is suing him said it’s too late.

“That offer has never been made, and unfortunately now we’ve incurred enormous expenses so although he expressed a willingness and desire to come back and perform it’s a little bit late for that to happen,” said Seitz.

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[Mar-16-2009] “I was not the person that canceled the concerts,” he said through an interpreter.

South Korean pop star and actor Rain testified he had every intention of performing in Hawaii and other U.S. states, but a series of abrupt concert cancellations were out of his control.

“I was not the person that canceled the concerts,” he said through an interpreter. “I would love to perform in North America.”

Rain made his first appearance in U.S. District Court in a room packed with giddy female fans in a civil trial stemming from the cancellation of his scheduled June 15, 2007, concert in Honolulu.Hawaii-based Click Entertainment Inc. alleges Rain and his managers breached a contract and defrauded it of $500,000 in licensing fees, plus nearly $1 million in other expenses to stage the event.

Sporting a black suit and long bangs that nearly covered his eyes, Rain was poised, polite and seemed at ease as he answered questions for 90 minutes in Korean through a court interpreter. He introduced himself in English after being sworn in.

“I am Jung Ji-hoon and I perform as Rain. Aloha,” he told the court with a smile.

Before entering the courthouse, Rain flashed a “shaka” hang-loose sign to fans and was handed another lawsuit over his canceled concert in Los Angeles. He let the document fall to the ground.The 26-year-old Rain said he really wanted to perform at Aloha Stadium but couldn’t make it for reasons he had no hand in. “It was regrettable,” he said.

Rain said he didn’t know why his Hawaii concert was canceled, until much later when he was told by his handlers that the stage was not adequate and there were security concerns.Rain said he wants to perform in the United States, especially in Hawaii as soon as possible, if security can be assured.

When asked what his role was in canceling his five concerts across North America, Rain said he doesn’t make planning decisions. That’s left up to his management team at the Seoul-based agency JYP Entertainment, he said.

Rain also said he wasn’t aware how much Click lost or how much he earned in 2007. “Several million?” asked Click attorney Eric Seitz.“I am just concentrating on my work,” Rain said. “I don’t manage my money.”An official at JYP testified earlier in the day that Rain had earned about $1.2 million a month from his music, TV and film work.

Byun Sang-bong, JYP’s vice president and chief financial officer, blamed the cancellation and other problems on the promotions company Star M. He said a legal copyright challenge in Nevada over the name “Rain” was another issue the company faced at the time. But Seitz emphasized to the seven-member jury that a motion for a preliminary injunction against Rain was never granted, allowing the performer to freely perform in the United States.

Seitz has accused Rain and JYP of never intending to perform in Hawaii. Rain was asked whether he was aware that Click had paid for his first-class airfare, a presidential suite at a luxury hotel, limousine and a private party at a nightclub, all of which were required by his management. He responded the perks were requested by his manager, not him.

Seitz pressed Rain about why none of his band’s equipment was shipped to Hawaii and why his large group of dancers and band members had not applied for work visas. About 90 people were on Rain’s travel roster, including his father. Rain said planning is entirely done by his management team, and that his job is solely to prepare for performances.

“I was practicing with dancers. I was packing my bags,” Rain said.-AP

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[Mar-16-2009]‘Rain’ Testifies Over Canceled Concert


‘Rain’ Testifies Over Canceled Concert
Korean Pop Star Arrives At Honolulu Federal Court
KITV-TV


HONOLULU - Korean pop star “Rain” arrived at Honolulu federal court on Monday morning to testify in a lawsuit against him over a canceled concert at Aloha Stadium. Rain is being sued by local promoter Click Entertainment, who lost money when Rain canceled a show in June 2007.

Fans flocked to Rain’s arrival at Honolulu International Airport on Sunday. Fans were happy to see him, although they are disappointed that he won’t be performing in Hawaii. Local promoter Click Entertainment is suing Rain, whose real name is Jung Jihoon, and his former management company for canceling an Aloha Stadium concert slated for June 2007.

Rain tossed papers served to him on the ground as he entered federal court. The papers said a Los Angeles promoter is suing Rain for the same canceled North American tour in 2007. A local promoter said he is owed about $3 million and accuses Rain and his management company of fraud.

Some fans were at the trial to show they have no hard feelings and want him back. “That’s exactly what we hope. We want him to come back and perform in Hawaii,” fan Elaine Ikeda said. On the stand, Rain said he got $5 million for the tour. He said he had no idea why the U.S. concerts were cancelled. He has experts handling that.

Rain made fans happy by saying he would love to perform in Hawaii.
“I thought his tone and demeanor were really humble, and I thought it really, especially through the interpreter, conveyed the sense that a lot of people were involved with the concerts and he was trying explain his side of the story,” one fan said.

“When he was basically saying he would love to come back here and he really appreciates his fans, and definitely when he was leaving the courtroom he gave us that little wave definitely to let us know that he loves us, too,” another fan said.

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[Mar-03-16]Korean Pop Star “Rain” Testifies in Federal CourtBy Jai Cunningham

Story Updated: Mar 16, 2009 at 7:39 PM HDTA high profile Korean pop star was in federal court Monday afternoon. Entertainer “Rain” is being sued by a local promoter because the singer did not perform a scheduled concert at Aloha stadium in June of ‘07.With security guards at his side Rain had little to say as he entered the federal courthouse.

More legal trouble for the K-pop star. Another lawsuit served against him. This one in Los Angeles for the same reason, failing to perform a concert.Rain’s concerts have sold out in Asia and he was supposed to tour North America in ‘07.

Even though that fell through there are still many fans who want to see Rain here. “He is an awesome performer. I saw him Las Vegas. I went to both of his shows.
And he puts on a fantastic show. It was so fantastic that when he cancelled his concert here I cried,” said fan, Elaine Ikeda.And Elaine wasn’t alone in the courtroom.

These proceedings often draw just the parties involved and perhaps associates. But this one is different. “There were about, maybe 40, 50 people in the courtroom, and a majority of them were all Rain fans,” Ikeda said.

Click Entertainment, the local promotion company of the “Rain” concert says it lost more than a million dollars when the ‘07 concert fell through. While on the witness stand, Rain testified that the details of the concert were left to the experts so that he could focus on rehearsing. He says he still looks forward to someday performing in Hawaii.


http://www.khon2.com/news/local/41352112.html

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[Mar-17-2009]South Korean Pop Star RaIn Awaits Fate In Civil Trial Over Canceled Hawaii Concert


A lawyer told federal jurors that South Korean pop star Rain and his handlers “acted disgracefully,” allowing a Hawaii promoter to continue working and spending thousands for a concert they never intended to perform.

By JAYMES SONG

Associated Press Writer
HONOLULU —

A lawyer told federal jurors that South Korean pop star Rain and his handlers “acted disgracefully,” allowing a Hawaii promoter to continue working and spending thousands for a concert they never intended to perform.

Attorneys on both sides presented closing arguments Tuesday in a civil trial involving the cancellation of Rain’s scheduled 2007 concert in Honolulu. The performer faces a similar lawsuit in Los Angeles, where his show at the Staples Center was scratched a couple hours before show time.

Hawaii-based Click Entertainment Inc., owned by Seung Su Lee, alleges Rain and his managers breached a contract and defrauded it of $500,000 in rights fees, plus nearly $1 million in other expenses to stage the event.

Attorney Eric Seitz said the “rug was pulled out” from under his client by dishonest corporations that didn’t care that Click was continuing to promote and spend money for the concert.

“They acted disgracefully in respect to Hawaii,” Seitz told jurors. “We ask you to hold them responsible.”

Rain’s concert was canceled just days before the scheduled June 15, 2007, event at Aloha Stadium, disappointing many fans who paid as much as $300 for a ticket and flew in from as far as away as Japan and South Korea. It was supposed to be the first stop on the “Rain’s Coming” U.S. tour.

Jon Crocker, lead attorney for Rain and his former agency JYP Entertainment, said his clients fulfilled their obligations, alleging other promoters and Click were responsible for the cancellation. He noted that Click’s contract was with a promotion company named Revolution Entertainment, owners of the North American rights to Rain’s concerts.

“This is the contract. We’re not on it,” Crocker said. “It’s between Click and someone who’s not here.”

In 2006, JYP sold its license for the “Rain’s Coming World Tour,” which at the time was selling out arenas across Asia, to Star M Entertainment for $10 million. The following year, Star M sold the North American rights to Revolution for $2.25 million.

Click has been awarded deferred judgments against Star M and Revolution, both of which no longer exist.

Crocker said JYP’s obligation was to turn Rain into a superstar, which the talent agency did. And Rain was ready for the show.

“The evidence shows Rain was always both willing and able to come to Hawaii to perform,” he said.

Crocker said three reasons why his clients should not be held responsible included that no money was paid to Star M by Revolution, Rain had no rights to use his name in the United States because of a copyright challenge in Nevada and there wasn’t a stage ready in Hawaii.

He said there was only about $3,000 unaccounted for in Click’s expenses, far less the company claims.

Seitz told jurors he gave Crocker an “A-plus” for putting on a show, but called it “one of the most dishonest presentations I have ever heard.”

“He’s not giving you evidence. The evidence was given … on the stand,” Seitz said.

Rain testified Monday for about 90 minutes. He told jurors he had every intention of performing in Hawaii and other U.S. states, but a series of abrupt concert cancellations were out of his control.

The trial, in its second week, has been complex, involving several companies with multiple contracts and e-mails in two languages, and hours of testimony in Korean. There were instances of questionable interpreting, as well as some testimony lost in translation.

There was also mass confusion created by trying to convert South Korean won into U.S. dollars and vice versa, including when a JYP executive repeatedly told the court Rain earned $1.2 billion a month, “with a ‘B,’” which promoted Senior U.S. District Judge Alan C. Kay to say, “Sounds like a bailout plan.”

The seven-member jury is scheduled to start deliberations Wednesday.


Source: http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/nationworld/2008877906_apraintrial.html

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[Mar-18-2009]Jury deliberates in pop star Rain trial


By Associated Press

POSTED: 03:35 p.m. HST, Mar 18, 2009

A federal jury has begun deliberations in a civil trial of South Korean pop star and actor Rain and his managers over the cancellation of his scheduled 2007 concert in Honolulu.
Hawaii-based Click Entertainment Inc. alleges Rain and his agency breached a contract and defrauded it of $500,000 in rights fees, plus nearly $1 million in other expenses to stage the event.

The four-man, three-woman jury began deliberating Wednesday morning to determine if and how much damages should be awarded.
Rain’s concert was canceled just days before the scheduled June 15, 2007, event at Aloha Stadium. It was supposed to be the first stop on the “Rain’s Coming” U.S. tour.

A federal jury has begun deliberations in a civil trial of South Korean pop star and actor Rain and his managers over the cancellation of his scheduled 2007 concert in Honolulu.
Hawaii-based Click Entertainment Inc. alleges Rain and his agency breached a contract and defrauded it of $500,000 in rights fees, plus nearly $1 million in other expenses to stage the event.

The four-man, three-woman jury began deliberating Wednesday morning to determine if and how much damages should be awarded.
Rain’s concert was canceled just days before the scheduled June 15, 2007, event at Aloha Stadium. It was supposed to be the first stop on the “Rain’s Coming” U.S. tour.


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[Very important!] ~ Misunderstanding caused by cultural difference: Rain is a victim!


<Why Rain had no authority to enforce the concert or to cancel ?>

Korean Idol singers usually sign a 5-year contract with a management company just before their debut and the income is managed by the management company who pays out according to the contract. Normally 80% of the income goes to the management company and once the singer gains the popularity, the singer can get up to 50% of the income.
In Korea, entertainers are just like contracted workers in any industry; only difference is that they are working in the entertainment industry. However, they have to bear such an unfair contract in order to work in the entertainment industry.

The problems of Korean entertainment management company are clearly shown in the following statement released from Fair Trade Commission



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On the 20th Nov 2008, Fair Trade Commission examined top 10 biggest Entertainment Management companies, and requested to modify or delete 10 unfair clauses present in the contracts between the companies and their entertainers.
Examples are shown below;

"Affiliated entertainers must discuss personal problems such as education, relationships, financial matter, means of transportation and etc., with the management company beforehand, and must follow under the company's supervision. (JYP Ent)
"The company can transfer a part or the entire contract to another management company.” (SM Ent)
"If the company is taken over by a 3rd part who obtains the company’s main assets or shares, all the authorities and obligations of the contract are also handed over to the party who obtains the company. " (StarM)
"Affiliated entertainers must inform their location to the company "(OliveNine)
"Affiliated entertainers must participate all the events that the company is organizing for free of charge whenever the company requests "(BOF)



<Related articles>


Permission for a relationship…’Slavery Contract’ in the entertainment industry

http://news.naver.com/main/read.nhn?mode=LSD&mid=sec&sid1=101&oid=079&aid=0002009972



Slavery Contract; It is real! Invade privacy, illegal conveyance of contract
http://news.naver.com/main/read.nhn?mode=LSD&mid=sec&sid1=101&oid=031&aid=0000150603


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In such a structure, the entertainer has no authority over his/her own concert - they only sign only signs on the paper for a confirm!!ation when the management company decides to hold a concert. Korean management companies have power and authority over the entertainers; therefore, the entertainers have no choice but must follow their company's decision even though it may seem unreasonable.

Rain is also an entertainer in Korea. Although it was his concert, he couldn't make any decision and had no authority to cancel the concert. He could only perform on the stage.
Star M” had the authority to cancel the concert since the company had the copyright for the concert.




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<Related data: PD report(2007. 7. 17. MBC)>



Star M President said,

"Rain came to the back stage at 3pm with tears in his eyes. And he stood firm that the conert must go on regardless of any circumstance. But I mad a decision to cancel the show."

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The reason why Rain did not re-sign with JYP and established his own company is because he couldn't do anything on his own except performing on the stage like a puppet.
Establishing one's own entertainment company is a common practice in Korea because of such constrains that the management company puts on the singers/entertainers.


<Rain was preparing for concert in Hawaii.>


The evidence given in court by Rain can be seemed insufficient but there is an clear evidence.

The following article shows that Rain went to the USA embassy to apply for a Visa as soon as he came back from Thailand concert.



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RAIN: The US Embassy surrounded by a massive number of Rain’s fans
Entered 2007-06-07 07:52


Rain got covered in sweats after visiting the USA embassy.

On the 5th, Rain got in trouble when he visited the USA embassy due to a large number of fans gathered around him.
In the morning of the same day, Rain went to the USA embassy to apply for a Visa and an interview as soon as he came back from Thailand.
Rain has to apply for the US Visa, since he is scheduled to have concerts in Hawaii on the 15th, Atlanta on the 19th, New York on the 23rd, LA on the 30th, and etc[omitted]



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Rain cannot manage the concert staff's Visa, and this lawsuit wasn't targeted to the staff.
Rain paid a visit to the US embassy to apply the US Visa in order to perform in Hawaii. Doesn’t it give a clear intention that his commitment to his concert in the US?



<Rain never gave up the concert on his own will.>


In 2005 Rain successfully completed "Rainyday" concerts in Korea, Japan, China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Thailand, and the USA (New York) without canceling a single concert.
Also in 2007, his "Rain's coming" concerts in Korea, Hong Kong, Singapore, Malaysia, Vietnam, Taiwan, Australia, Japan, Thailand, the USA (Las Vegas), and etc. were successfully completed. Few of his USA concerts were canceled due to a copyright issue and a problem during a concert preparation. And there are no connections to Rain's intention whatsoever.

Of course there was a time when a concert almost got canceled because of Rain.
That was when Rain fractured his arm after falling off from the stage during the second day in Hong Kong. And no one could stop Rain's willingness and commitment to his concert. Rain, with his injured arm, still performed enduring a great pain whenever powerful dance moves were made.
And to keep his promise with his fans, he continued his concert in Hong Kong on the third day, then in Singapore and Malaysia with his fractured arm.



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It is unfair to sentence unreasonable amount of punitive damage to a Korean artist who had no authority over the contracts which have made by the management company in Hawaii.
In fact, a lot of Koreans are puzzled over the lawsuit. Rain and his fans expected that Rain would win this lawsuit, because Rain's former management company 'JYP', and 'Star M', who had the copyright for the concert, have the ultimate responsibility for the concert.
Revolution Entertainment, which was a sub contractor of the Hawai promoter Click Entertainment, was the company took in charge of the concert and it is obvious that Revolution Entertainment is responsible for canceling the concert.

Rain won the lawsuit for the same case in Korea because a correct analysis of cause and effect has been exposed to the judge and that concluded Rain is not responsible for the damage and actually he also was a victim of the fraud.



It is illogical that the artist, who clearly intended to perform the concert, should take the responsibility because the companies who should take responsibility are closed down to avoid their responsibility.



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Please distribute this article all around the world. You can fax it to journalist or judge in Hawaii if possible.



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[Mar-27-2009] <notice>The third power of the clouds!!


The power of the clouds!!



This has been posted as an announcement since it might need the help of all Rain fans.



The cost for public relations is being looked into, and will proceed according to the fund raised.

Sending our gratitude to the fans’ cooperation, a world wide advertisement in support of Rain has been planned.



The adverts which the fans have given will be proceeded. The advert will be on newspapers throughout each country. The plans are for next week Friday (April 3rd) depending on the situation.



However, it will be carried out simultaneously all over the world to show the world wideness of the cloud. Same contents with same phrases will be advertised on the same date. The size may vary depending on the country.



The content currently planned out is a huge picture of Rain with small pictures of him carrying out the concert despite his elbow injury with a phrase [A stage for Rain, is a promise with the fans. We believe in RAIN!]. Through the foreign supporters, plans to carry out an advertisement n Hong Kong, Taiwan and Hawaii are being looked after. The Japanese supporters will write on the Japanese section, and there will be posts on fan cafes of Hong Kong and Taiwan.



However, since the public relations cost is too expensive in Japan, the fund raised with the American fans will be used for Hawaiian public relations. The adverts in Korea will vary depending on the size of the fund raised, but will search for ways to make advertisements on magazines and free newspapers in the subway.



Please send funds to [the bank of Kookmin(국민은행) 067502-04-168693 Park Hyun-Jeong (박현정)].

The fund will be raised until March 31st…
We ask for your participation. Future progress will be constantly updated by announcements.



*The bank account differs from country to country so please check the announcements in your country.

The countries not listed yet are still undergoing discussions and if you wish to carry it

out, please contact the staff or supporter.(Lee Joo-Yeon"이주연" <[email protected]>)




*We await for contacts who can help with public relations in Korea.



*Rain’s picture and phrase will be posted. Anyone who has talent in designing may feel

free to work on it and post in on [사진이야기 photo], of which will be selected. The final

design will be selected by Sunday and an announcement will be posted after it is finalized with a logo of cloud embedded.



*Rain’s picture and photo carrying on concert with a cast will be posted. If you have any other pictures, please feel free to use them.



Phrase: [A stage for Rain, is a promise with the fans. We believe in RAIN!]

Picture: A big picture of Rain on stage + photo of Rain on stage with an injured elbow (please write on the picture describing “Rain on stage with a cast to

keep promise with fans”)

After allocating Rain’s huge picture and photo with injured elbow, all you have to do is position the phrase to make it look nice.




Once again, thank you to all the fans who are of great strength to Rain.



http://www.rain-cloud.co.kr/common/board/content.asp?ref=1151&board_id=b_08062719294427&page=1&search_what=&keyword=

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[Mar-27-2009] <notice>This is to express our gratitude to you all


This is to express our gratitude to you all


Hello.. I'm Cloud master.
Thank you for your sending in petitions to Hawaii court & Rain attorney's office.
And, lots of letters and videos encouragement to Rain have poured in from all over the world,
you´ve bolstered his courage.

Thank you for putting heart into Rain.
He's been trying his best and will never let you down.
The truth can never be strained.
What you've been with the truth carries an important meaning.

I’d like to thank you all again.

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We appreciate any opinions regarding the halt of petitions
As the fan manager wrote before, the lawyer’s computer received so many petitions that it nearly crashed, which was a great help.

Instead of sending the petition straight to the judge, we asked for the lawyer to receive the petitions
and forward it to the judge and there were too many petitions to handle.



I’ve been told that the court’s site also nearly crashed and wish to say thank you for the cooperation

of the fans. We do NOT need to send petitions anymore.



The power of the clouds! The first project seems to be successful. You all have done well.
If there is another request I may make, it is to ask for participation in fundraising.

Also the individual petitions have come to a halt,

we believe that it is best to prepare an official petition in the name of cloud,

and would like to receive any opinions on it.



Since the petition will be send in the name of our fan club, it will go through drafts,

but will proceed smoothly as there have been many fans volunteering to help write the petition.

Although they might have to go through the trouble,

it is to our best to write it beforehand to prepare for any future appeals which might take place.

*Please let the other fans know that the petition has come to a halt.



http://www.rain-cloud.co.kr/common/board/content.asp?num=24204&ref=1153&board_id=b_08062719294427&page=1&search_what=&keyword=

http://www.rain-cloud.co.kr/common/board/content.asp?num=24208&ref=1154&board_id=b_08062719294427&page=1&search_what=&keyword=


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[Mar-27-2009] Rain explains 5 questions raised after the Hawaiian trial

Rain who lost in the lawsuit in Hawaii explained the 5 questions raised. For certain points, he stated his stance clearly and said that he will take firm actions in the future.


▲ Dismissed in the Korean court but guilty in Hawaii?

Regarding the concert cancellation during the 2007 World Tour, the Hawaiian domestic promoter Click Entertainment filed a lawsuit against the concert host, Rain and his previous agency in both Korea and Hawaii.



Click claimed that the defendant “did not have the intention to hold a concert, yet sold the right and cancelled the plans to swindle the deposit.” Regarding this claim, the Seoul Central District Prosecutor’s Office accepted the fact that the lack of safety concerns on the stage was the main reason, said that it was unnecessary for Rain to be accused, and dismissed the case. However, the Hawaiian Federal Court charged the defendant a total of 8million dollars for violating the contract and to compensate for the loss.



Regarding violation of the contract, it must first be looked whether the plaintiff and the defendant came to a contract agreement, and there must be evidence of financial trades for fraud to be charged, but Rain and all the people concerned lost the lawsuit.

For this loss, the lawyers point out the fact that this was a civil suit, the jury was composed of general people and that they had no understanding in the difference in agency structure between Korea and Hawaii.



▲ Outrageous(?) compensation, does Rain have to pay it all.

Since the judgment, the press made it sound as if Rain had to pay 8million dollars on his own but that’s not the case. The plaintiff sued the host StarM, the American hemisphere host Revolution, Rain and his previous agency JYP, and of the compensation, Rain will have to charge 3.75 million dollars.

The legal professionals believe that the ‘punitive damage’ which accounts for 2.4 million dollars, does not apply in the Korean law, and thus might be out of the question. And unlike what certain press says about Rain being unable to pay for the deposit for appeals, the deposit is entrusted to the court only during the appeal period, and thus is not a burden at all.


▲ J Tune to take the burden? Unstable financial structure?

Certain press said that Rain’s agency J.Tune will have to pay for the charge. However, Rain’s current agency J.Tune does not have anything to do with the World Tour nor the case. Also, J.Tune’s stock executive, regarding rumors on unstable financial structure of J.Tune, responded “as of March 2009, J.Tune’s financial structure is firm and strong, and is in no danger of collapse. Recently, J.Tune Creative which was established 100% from J.Tune Enter is also creative much revenue.”



▲ Dismissed in the Korean court but guilty in Hawaii?

Rain’s agency is preparing an appeal against the primary jurisdiction, and could lead to a retrial or the tides could be turned by the judge. The secondary trial will be carried out in Superior Court of California with 3 fair judges. Thus Rain’s agency believe that the truth will be revealed.



▲ Is Rain coming to an end?

Click threatened to seize Rain’s domestic asset in certain press. However, since Rain has been dismissed once in the Korean court, it is impossible to take seizure unless Click turns the tides in the Korean court first. Rain’s agency expressed that “regardless of the jurisdiction, the planned schedules will be carried out”.

The public relations team added “commercial and model proposals have been flooding in even after the jurisdiction, and the commercial industry in particular has high expectations due to Rain’s overseas schedules such as the release of his Hollywood movie ‘Ninja Assassin’.

The fashion & design brand J.Tune Creative where Rain himself acts as the designer and the model also said that “the roots are becoming stronger due to constant revenue increases and chain proposals”, adding “there are plans for chains overseas as well as fusion stores in Bali such as the Teddy Bear Museum.”



▲ Constant ill-intended press, will not stand for it

Rain’s agency is currently preparing an appeal for an unacceptable decision. If the retrial is not accepted, they will make an appeal, which will take another 2 years.

Also, Rain’s judiciary team said that “due to ill-intended articles, Rain as well as the agency and all stockholders are receiving damages”, implying strict stances in the future. Rain’s agency pointed out that Rain ‘stands strong in innocence’ and that he will continue his ‘endless challenge and passion’ despite what the jurisdiction holds.



[Mar-27-2009 Rain consulting with American law professionals, “will focus on singing soon”

Singer Rain is actively taking part in the Hawaiian case by consulting with renowned American law professionals. Also, Rain’s plan is to get back to the entertainment business soon. “It’s getting prosperous” says the agency. “Even after the jurisdiction, proposals for commercial models have been flooding in, and schedules are being carried out as normal.

The commercial industry in particular has high expectations due to Rain’s overseas schedules such as the release of his Hollywood movie ‘Ninja Assassin’.”






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[Apr-06-2009]Rain's Chinese fans put the ADs celebrating his debut in the local papers.

It's been spotlighted that word star Rain's Chinese fans posted the ADs that celebrates his 7th anniversary after the debut on the local papers.

On the 6th, 3 Hong Kong newspapers, Oriental Daily, Apple Daily, and Sun Daily, put full-page ADs in their papers, and Head Daily in Hong Kong & a newspaper in Malaysia posted the ADs.

It is known that Rain's local fans raised a fund by making a united effort to show to support Rain. The AD is said that we congratulate Rain on your 7th anniversary after the debut, Thank you for your making us deep touched, Hope you will always be with us even after 30years, Rain and Clouds are in the same boat, Nobody can interrupt it.' We love Rain, Fighting.

In addition to Hong Kong and Malaysia, fans in other locations are also due to put it in a paper.
Rain made his debut in the entertainment world through his first album 'Rain 001' in 2002.


<update>
Taiwan and Macao fans also joined by putting the the ADs in the papers on the 6th.


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[Apr-06-2009]<notice from rain-jihoon>6to5 Jeju schedule has been changed.



Hello, this is Cloud master.

Rain's second 6to5 autography party has been begun amidst your much loving and interest.
The work is all right and according to schedule except Jeju.

Jeju schedule has been changed.

Jeju Tejium schedule : May 9th at 4pm, 2009.

We hope you should make sure the changed schedule and not confuse it.
We'll notify you immediately if there are any changes.

Thank you.




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[Apr-07-2009]Rain, his fans' support has poured in from all over the country.

To singer and actor Rain, his fans' active support has been pouring in from all over the country.

A lot of fans from all parts of the world as well as the whole of Asia have been sending Rain red letter envelopes simultaneously.

It is known that the contents of "we believed in you even that time, we believe in you even now, and we'll believe in you even in the future" with the wording of "we believe in you" are in the letter, which is a statement one can feel as though his fans of the world express their endless confidence (toward Rain who has continuously been sued in relation to his concert cancellation.)

In addition to this, in Hong Kong on the 6th, the full-page ADs of the words, "we love Rain", were posted on Oriental Daily, Apple Daily, and Sun Daily, also, the AD of 7 lines long was posted on Head Daily. It followed even in Malaysia, Macao, and Taiwan, being posted on China Press, Macao Daily, and Freedom Daily respectively (It is known that his Asian region fans totally saved more than 100 million won (about 100,000dollars)

Before this, Rain's official fan club 'the Cloud' side had already announced, "we've planned a world wide AD which supports Rain according to the fans' opinions, we'll progress the AD, and our support will be shown through the AD of individual countries. which means the AD supporting Rain is continuously expected to be shown through all countries of the world.

(Rain's agency J.Tune entertainment side expressed, "Regardless of Rain's agency, his fans acted themselves, they saved a lot of money with a small sum of money not to be burden for themselves.
Rain was also delighted at the news of the AD." )

Meanwhile, Rain has currently ranked second over again in 'the most influential 100 people in the world' on-line vote by The Time, America weekly journal, on the 6th.



credit to Starnews/Sportshankook
Brief translation by rain bird

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[Apr-07-2009]6to5 Ranking First in Sales.


<6to5 shop>


Only Rain part :

Star marketing is one of advertising methods applying the fame of a star's, which promotes the star to upgrade the brand value of the company while achieving the customer's trust on the product and demanding complete preparation for it.

Rain's agency J.Tune promoted 6to5, a casual brand, in last February. This brand established its shop in main center of Lotte department store as it advertised that singer Rain himself directly participated in design.

Until now, it has achieved the amount of two hundred thousand won which passes over the goal by the rate of 250%. It also records first rate in sales compared to other products in sales on same floor, while the brand established additional shops in Nowon gu and Daegu city recently.

A staff in Lotte Department Store said "It is rare for new brand to establish the shop in main department store. " by adding "Their distinguished marketing strategy through cable broadcasting and others is attracting the popularity."



credi to asiae
Brief translation by rain bird
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