On November 18th, the Jewelry member uploaded a series of tweets reading thusly:
“Hello, it’s Jewelry’s Ha Jooyeon. I am here to address the facts that my fans saw through the articles. I entered and have been promoting with Jewelry since 2008, when we were thankful to receive so much love for ‘One More Time.’
Even though I also have a lot of affection for my team Jewelry, my contract with Star Empire Entertainment expired in August of this year, and I have naturally gone from Jewelry’s Ha Jooyeon to just Ha Jooyeon.
I’m taking a short break in order to study music, and trying hard so that I can return and show all of you a new side to myself. Thank you for all of the love you’ve shown me as Jewelry’s Ha Jooyeon, in the future I want to repay that love to all of you. I’m always thankful to our fans, please support us to the very end.”
The tweets led many fans to suspect that Jewelry would be altogether disbanding, a fear that Star Empire Entertainment addressed through a statement saying, “Currently, Ha Jooyeon’s contract has ended and it is true that Park Semi‘s contract ends in the middle of this month. We’re not sure what will happen because the decision to disband has not been confirmed.”
Stay tuned to moonROK as this story continues to break.
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