Though he recently left for boot camp to fulfill his mandatory national military service in the South Korean army, pop singer Rain still managed to file a 4 billion won ($3.5 million) compensation claim against a concert promoter.
At issue is a 2007 concert tour set up by Wellmade Star M that included stops in Hawaii, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Shanghai and Toronto.
When Rain canceled the Hawaii portion of the tour, local promoter Click Entertainment sued him, JYP Entertainment, Wellmade Star M and Revolution Entertainment for breach of contract and fraud. Click says it lost $1.5 million from the cancellation.
Two years later, a Honolulu federal jury ruled in favor of the plaintiff for a total of $8 million in damages. Several months later Rain and Click Entertainment settled the case to the court’s satisfaction.
Other dates on the tour were also canceled and in 2009 Wellmade Star M tried to sue Rain and JYP Entertainment in 2009 for $4 million in damages for breach of contract, but last year a Seoul court threw the case out.
With the new suit, Rain seeks to recover the money he paid in the Hawaii case as well as damages for his bruised reputation.