HYBE has announced they have terminated Kim Garam‘s contract. In an English statement shared on LE SSERAFIM‘s Weverse page, HYBE and Source Music explained the details of Kim Garam’s terminated contract.
Hello. This is HYBE/SOURCE MUSIC.
We would like to provide you with information on the decision made in regards to LE SSERAFIM member KIM GARAM and plans for the future activities of LE SSERAFIM.
Our company has decided to terminate the exclusive contract with KIM GARAM.
We extend our sincerest apologies to our fans and to those who have shown love and support to the group for causing you concern over the controversy involving the member.
LE SSERAFIM will continue their activities as a five-member group, and we will spare no effort to support the group to grow further as artists through their music and performance.
— HYBE and Source Music
Kim Garam was accused of school bullying, which HYBE initially denied. A victim continued to speak out, and HYBE again denied it. Ultimately, HYBE and Source Music shared that Kim Garam would go on hiatus. It was also reported that they wouldn’t remove Kim Garam back in May, but it appears the ultimate decision went a different direction.