The 24-year-old Chinese member has also filed a lawsuit against talent agency SM Entertainment.

Chinese member Luhan of popular K-pop boy band Exo reportedly wants out of the group, just five months after Kris did the same in May.

The 24-year-old singer is said to have filed a lawsuit on Friday morning against talent agency SM Entertainment, which manages Exo, according to Chinese media site Sina.

SM Entertainment has not confirmed if it has received the lawsuit from Luhan.

In his lawsuit against the agency, Kris claims that the company treated him “like a machine part or as an object of control”.

K-pop entertainment site allkpop reported in July that Kris’ representatives and SM Entertainment had entered a mediation session at Seoul Central District Court. However, the two parties were reportedly unable to reach an agreement.

Speculation had already spread that Luhan would follow Kris out the door because he has been calling in sick and was absent from recent concerts. He did not perform at Exo’s concerts in Bangkok, Thailand last month, and neither was he present at the label’s concert SMTown Live Tokyo concert earlier this month.

This has been a bad year for SM Entertainment. Just last month, it booted A-list member Jessica Jung from titan girl group Girls’ Generation. — The Straits Times, Singapore/Asia News Network