There is a Chinese saying that if you knew it was going to come to this then why do what do you then (早知今日何必当初). Sure many times people will say they didn’t know it would end up this way but that’s rarely true, disputes have only a finite resolution options and thoughtful consideration can parse the most likely outcome. I say this hearing the news that Kim Jung Hyun and his now former agency O & Entertainment have resolved all disputes between them and his contract expired without any further action. Neither side won in the battle of the press leaks in the last two months, if O & wanted to keep Kim Jung Hyun by revealing all the backstory behind his past poor conduct on the set of Time clearly that is never going to work. Who gets someone to stay by brute force and blackmail. The carrot works better than the stick. And in the meantime his reputation got decimated and of course there were more to the story and when it came out it made O & look bad and then ad nauseum you can see where it can keep spinning in the same dirt pile. It was always going to resolve (lawsuit? hardly) but now all the dirt is out in the public and can never be taken back. At least the two parties have resolved things (felt rather abrupt but who knows) and Kim Jung Hyun will be free to rehabilitate and rebuild (hopefully) his career at another agency and the public can move on from this very unfortunate series of events.