On Jul 20th, HYBE and SOURCE MUSIC released a statement that Kim Garam’s contract with the agencies has been terminated and that LE SSERAFIM will continue promoting as 5.
Their statement reads.
This comes after bullying allegations against Kim Garam were brought to the surface during LE SSERAFIM’s debut.
The backlash temporarily stopped the group’s high momentum, causing Source music to halt Garam’s group activities and for the girls to promote as five due to the drama. In the end, HYBE and Source Music decided to remove Garam from LE SSERAFIM.