Kim Kwang Soo, the CEO of Core Contents Media, T-ara’s agency, came back to Korea on July 29, a day earlier than expected, and explained the agency’s position to T-ara and 19 staff members in a meeting that went on till 7:00 a.m. on July 30.
Core Contents Media announced, “It’s been hard to make this decision, but it was the only option we could choose for T-ara’s future. In the light of opinions gathered from a total of 19 staff members (five stylists, seven hair and make-up artists, five on-site managers, and two chief managers), we’re canceling our contract with Hwayoung without any strings attached.”
Kim said, “I’ve always stressed the importance of good teamwork to T-ara because it could lead them further forward. It’s been hard to make this decision, but it was the only option we could choose for T-ara’s future.” However, the rumor about Hwayoung being bullied by other T-ara members is not true. Eunjung, Soyeon, and Boram also suffered from the same type of rumors in the past, but they happened because of other members’ jealousy that only lasted for couple of days.”