Japanese pop star apologises to fans


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.