nts for South Korean star singer and actor Rain said they are consulting their lawyers after a US court ordered them to pay more than eight million dollars for cancelling a concert in Honolulu in 2007.
is is a result we would never have expected,president of JYP Entertainment, told Yonhap news agency. "We will decide our future course of legal action in a few days after discussing it with attorneys who are on their way back (to Seoul)."
On Thursday a Honolulu federal jury found Rain and his agency had breached a contract with Click Entertainment to perform a concert almost two years ago. It ordered them to pay the Hawaiian promoter punitive damages and compensation.
Rain's concert was cancelled a few days before its scheduled date of June 15, 2007 at Aloha Stadium, the first stop on his US tour. The tickets cost a maximum 300 dollars each.
Click Entertainment said the cancellation cost it more than 1.5 million dollars and its business reputation was damaged. Rain argued that the concert stage was not properly set up for him. He also said he was unable to use his name in the United States because of a copyright challenge from a US Beatles tribute band also called Rain.