A Japanese popstar has apologised after speaking out about allegedly being assaulted in her own home by two male ‘fans’.
Maho Yamaguchi, 23, revealed this week that she had been ‘attacked by two men’ at her flat in Niigata, central Japan, accusing fellow members of the pop-group NGT48 of leaking her personal details to fans.
Yesterday, Yamaguchi apologised during a performance in the city, bowing deeply to the crowd before saying she regretted ‘causing trouble’ by speaking publicly about the alleged assault.
Maho Yamaguchi should not have to apologize for getting assaulted.
I accept this apology as in not burning more bridges to keep getting jobs, but never ever should this be an apology for the attacker, the management or the leaker. pic.twitter.com/zGu9Duclos
— Mimiko ♥ (@mimiko_kupo) January 10, 2019