Cover Corp, the company behind the VTubers of Hololive has announced they’re terminating their contract with Gen 1 member Yozora Mel.
According to the announcement, Mel has allegedly leaked information acquired from the company to third parties without permission. You can read the full announcement below.
Announcement Regarding Termination of Contract with Yozora Mel
We would like to express our sincere gratitude for your continuous support of hololive production.
We regret to announce that as of January 16th, 2024, we have terminated our Virtual YouTuber
Master Agreement with Yozora Mel of hololive.
It has been confirmed that Yozora Mel has been engaging in acts that violated her contract by
leaking information that she acquired from the company to third parties. As a result, we have
determined that it has become difficult to continue managing and supporting her and, with
agreement from the talent, we have elected to make this decision.
To all our fans and partners, we deeply appreciate all of the great support you have provided
throughout the activities that Yozora Mel has engaged in over a period of 5 years and 8 months
since her debut as part of the first generation of hololive. It is with regret that we must report this
matter in spite of the long–standing activities of Yozora Mel. We sincerely apologize for the
information we are providing at this time.
We will be closing Yozora Mel’s YouTube channel and membership by the end of February 2024.
We are taking this matter very seriously, and we intend to make further efforts into instructing our
affiliated talents on compliance matters, so that similar incidents do not happen again in the future.
We hope for your continued support and patronage of the talents of hololive production, as well
as our company.
While the language is harsh, the feelings between Cover Corp and Yozora Mel appear to be mutual, with the statement clarifying that the decision to part ways was made “with agreement from the talent”. This line was initially missing from the English announcement.