Advertising Agency Over for $50k in Missing Payments

D-Bo, Feb. 6, 2014, 12:16 p.m.


A U.S. advertising agency is still waiting to see around $53,000 that singer Kim Jang-hoon ‘donated’ to take down patriotic ads in Time Square. The singer has agreed to donate a total of $100,000 to the agency, but much of the money is missing. The agency is now suing the company that placed the ads on Kim’s behalf.

The ads that were on display for a 3 month period, starting in October of 2012, publicized Korea's sovereignty over Dokdo, as well as Japan's denial of facing responsibility for forcing women into sexual slavery for its troops in World War II.

Kim dug into his pension, and gave the money to Seo Kyung-duk from Sungshin Women's University. From Seo, the money went to ISEA communications, when this landed were supposed to land with firm City Outdoor, but City has yet to see the money. City Outdoor issues a lawsuit against ISEA for failing to pay 2 months worth of ad fees, which total to $53,000, and now seek $70,000 which includes the money that City had to pay to take the ads down.

City Outdoor is still waiting on results for the case, but hope that justice will favor their side. 

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