SM Entertainment has finally release their official statement regarding the issue of Jessica's withdrawal form the group.
The agency wrote,
"Hello. This is SM Entertainment. We are giving our position regaridng Jessica's weibo post today.
This coming spring, Jessica has informed us that she will halt her group activities after one album, due to her personal affairs.
Although the notice is too sudden, the agency and SNSD members have tried the best way looking into how SNSD's activities go on without any problems.
However, in the middle of inconsistencies and lack of negotiations about the conflicts arising due to priorities and interests, Jessica has launched her fashion business. In this cause, amidst of negotiations, the group has come to the point where it can't be maintained.
Therefore, leaving the agency with no choice, it has been decided to go on with SNSD's activities as 8 members earlier than planned. Also, while everything is still being worked out on when to announce the situation, Jessica has already posted this morning.
From this point forward, the agency is going to support and work on SNSD with 8 members and Jessica's personal activities."
We hope for the best of SNSD and Jessica's success!
Source : dkpopnews[dot]net