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Yamapi’s sister denies she was sexually harassed

22:36 JST August 30, 2010 Leave a comment Go to comments

Tomohisa Yamashita’s sister Rina Yamashita (22) has left her post as a former minister’s secretary but denies it was because she was sexually harassed, Ms Yamashita wrote on her blog on August 27.

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Ms Yamashita is a former gravure idol, also famous among Johnny’s fans as NEWS member Tomohisa Yamashita’s little sister.  Although she had tried to pursue a career as a TV announcer during university, Ms Yamashita quit the entertainment industry after graduating.  Recently she had gotten the attention of the media after becoming a secretary to former minister Kunio Hatoyama.

Last week, gossip magazine Friday and several sports newspapers had reported that Ms Yamashita had quit her job at the end of July after Mr Hatoyama’s son, Taro Hatoyama, had made sexual remarks about her.

On her blog, Ms Yamashita made the following entry:

“もう色々な週刊誌や新聞で載ってご存知の方も多いかと思いますが、私事務所辞めました!!
(A number of you may already know from the various magazines and newspapers, but I have quit my office job!!)

でも、休みが少ないからとか家族が休みなんか無く24時間態勢で働いてるのをずっと見て来ているのに、そんな甘っちょろい理由じゃないし
(But it’s not because of some lame excuse like I wasn’t getting enough days off, I’ve watched my family work 24 hours a day without taking any days off)

ましてセクハラにあっていたなんてある訳無いです!

(and it is certainly not because I was sexually harassed!)

私は記事は一つもみていないのでショック!詳しくは分かりませんが、事実無根で、事務所にも迷惑かかっちゃうのになんでそんな記事が出たのか不思議でなりません。

(I have not read any of the stories so don’t know the details, but they are completely fabricated, and I cannot help but wonder why such stories have come out when they’ll only cause the office trouble)

候補者は人生掛けて選挙活動していた中でセクハラなんて、普通に考えても無いです。
(It is simply impossible to think that a candidate who is putting his life into an election would commit sexual harassment)

皆一生懸命選挙活動していたし、私も応援していましたし今でも応援しております。
(Everyone was putting all of their effort into the election.  I was supporting it all and I still do support them.)

本当にこの記事は代議士にも太郎さんにも事務所の方にも申し訳なく思います。もう迷惑かけたくなかったのに!!

(I feel deeply sorry to the representatives, Taro-san, and the staff at the office for this story.  I didn’t want to cause any more trouble!!)”

If you would like to visit Ms Yamashita’s blog, here is the link: http://ameblo.jp/rina-maharo2/

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  1. kisha
    23:19 JST September 3, 2010 at 11:19 PM

    Yamapi’s family is truley amazing pushing through when people make false claims about situations.

    • 10:32 JST September 14, 2010 at 10:32 AM

      @kisha: Sometimes I admire Yamapi for all of the crap he has put up with over the years since he joined Johnny’s as a kid (a very cute kid too).

      Thanks for your comment (^-^)/

      Momo xoxo

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