The actor signed an exclusive spokesmodel contract with B earlier this year and received around 400 million won (approximately $358,000).
However, Lee Jin Wook was accused of sexual assault by “A” in July. The police concluded that the sexual relations between the actor and A were consensual and Lee Jin Wook was acquitted.
Due to the case Lee Jin Wook has been unable to resume activities including commercials. As a result of the sexual assault allegations, B had to remove all advertisements featuring the actor and discard footage that had already been filmed. Currently B has removed Lee Jin Wook as a spokesmodel and is moving forward with their actress spokesmodel.
Company B sent a receipt for all of the expenses incurred as a result of the recent events to Lee Jin Wook. The document declares that Lee Jin Wook has to pay B compensation for damages.
It is legally possible to request compensation for damages from a spokesmodel if a scandal occurs during the duration of a contract. Furthermore, this clause is included in his contract.
A source from B stated, “We have sent Lee Jin Wook a document requesting compensation for damages. We will make a settlement with Lee Jin Wook.”