Nadine still has ‘valid contract’ with Viva, says boss Vic

Cathy Yang, ABS-CBN News

Posted at Feb 07 2020 09:23 PM | Updated as of Feb 10 2020 05:46 PM

MANILA -- Actress and singer Nadine Lustre still has a “valid contract” with Viva Artists and the actress is expected to honor the commitment, her boss said Friday.

Lustre, 26, announced her departure from Viva Artists Agency in late January, calling her contract "oppressive" and "illegal." Viva has threatened legal action against the actress.

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“Well we still have a valid contract, so I guess it’s not wanting her back it’s actually a commitment," Viva Entertainment founder and chairman Vicente del Rosario said in an exclusive interview with ANC's “The Boss."

Lustre's parents signed the initial contract which the actress later on renewed when she turned 18, del Rosario said.

"We just want that commitment to be complied and finished,” he said.

The best resolution is to “sit down and talk” because it’s the artist who would suffer, he added. 

“When they’re not doing any project then it affects their career and at a certain age popularity can stop,” he said. 

Lustre started her career with Viva in 2009 as a member of the sing and dance group Pop Girls. Her breakthrough came with the film "Diary ng Panget" in 2014, which launched her reel and real romance with singer-actor James Reid.

The "Multimedia Princess" left Viva just as she broke up with Reid, who also left Viva to start his own record label.

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