21 Jul – Kim Garam will no longer be a part of LE SSERAFIM.
The news was announced by Source Music on 20 Jul, in a statement that read, "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," it added.
The agency also stated that the group will continue their activities as a five-member group, and that they will do their best to support the group to grow through their music.
Kim, who debuted with the group in May through "Fearless", halted her activities after she was accused of school violence, with one netizen claiming that the singer would use harsh words against other students while another claimed that a student was sent to the emergency due to her action.
(Photo Source: Kim Garam Fanpage Instagram)