Columnist Wins $30,000 in Sex Attack Case That Started Japan’s #MeToo Development
A writer in Japan who blamed a prominent TV columnist for assaulting her in 2015 won around 3.3 million yen ($30,000) in harms in a Tokyo court on Wednesday.
Judge Akihiro Suzuki said in his decision that he discovered 30-year-old Shiori Ito’s record in a common claim of being attacked by 53-year-old Noriyuki Yamaguchi in April 2015 “exceptionally dependable,” the New York Times announced.
TOKYO, JAPAN – DECEMBER 18: Shiori Ito addresses the media and her supporters before the Tokyo Locale Court on December 18, 2019 in Tokyo, Japan. (Photograph by Takashi Aoyama/Getty Pictures)
Suzuki proceeded with that Yamaguchi, a previous Washington D.C. agency boss for the Tokyo Broadcasting Framework and a biographer of Executive Shinzo Abe, submitted “an unlawful demonstration” after he took Ito out to supper in Tokyo to discuss work possibilities.
Ito says she got oblivious while the two were at a sushi café and that Yamaguchi hauled her to his lodging. She woke up nailed down in his bed, Japan Times announced.
Ito demands that she endeavored to stop Yamaguchi and accepts that she was medicated by him, as indicated by the Washington Post.
Yamaguchi said on Wednesday that he intended to offer the decision and keeps up that he has done nothing unlawful.
Be that as it may, Judge Suzuki saw proof against him as sound, including security film demonstrating Ito being taken through the anteroom of the inn where Yamaguchi was remaining.
Ito documented the common suit in 2017 after examiners dropped the case in July 2016 refering to lacking proof.
TOKYO, JAPAN – DECEMBER 18: Shiori Ito holds up signs indicating triumph before the Tokyo Locale Court on December 18, 2019 in Tokyo, Japan. (Photograph by Takashi Aoyama/Getty Pictures)