Viva Artists Agency has refuted Nadine Lustre’s statement issued Monday through her lawyers that she has decided to terminate her contract with her long-time talent agency.
In a response sent to the media Monday night, the talent management company stressed that Nadine is still an exclusive artist of Viva and that it will resort to legal action against the 26-year-old actress should she enter into dealings and professional engagements without its consent.
Here’s the full statement from Viva Artists Agency:
“Contrary to the Press Statement, Nadine remains an exclusive artist of Viva as she has a valid and subsisting Management Contract. Under the law, Nadine cannot unilaterally withdraw from her contract with Viva.
“Any dealings or professional engagements entered into by Nadine, without the consent or approval of Viva constitutes breach of contract.
“Viva shall initiate appropriate legal action against Nadine and/or third parties that directly deal with Nadine in contravention of Viva’s Management Contract.”
Earlier on Monday, the Kapunan & Castillo Law Offices sent a press statement announcing that Nadine is no longer a talent of the artist management company that also handles the careers of Sarah Geronimo, Anne Curtis and Vice Ganda, among others.
The actress is now “self-managed” and her affairs such as booking and inquiries may be directly addressed to her, the statement further said.