Johnny’s has finally ceased to exist – and the company name has been changed to “SMILE-UP.
Who would have thought a year ago that this would happen?
The main culprit was the late founder Janie Kitagawa’s sexual assault. In retrospect, it all started when former Johnny’s Jr. member Cowan Okamoto spilled the beans about the sexual assault in a YouTube video with defendant Gershie, who is currently out on bail. From there, the BBC became involved, and even the United Nations got involved, drawing public and media attention.
Finally, the Johnny’s s office admitted the sexual assault and apologized. Keiko Fujishima Julie, a member of the founding family, resigned as president and was forced to leave the entertainment industry.
Mr. Cowan, who first made the accusation, appeared live on Bunka Hoso’s radio program “Makoto Ohtake Golden Radio! live on the radio program “Makoto Ohtake Golden Radio!
He said, “Discovery, pillows, power harassment, and so on. When the facts came out to the general public, when parents and families with children put them in the context of their own children, there were more voices saying, “That is unforgivable. It woke me up once again. I didn’t expect such a strong reaction.
Mr. Cowan has distanced himself from the “Johnny’s Sexual Assault Association. According to a source with knowledge of the situation
I heard that Kauan was also invited to join the group, but he refused. He met with Julie before anyone else when the sexual assault issue was in full swing. Since he received a full apology there, he is not inclined to join the meeting of the parties concerned and denounce Mr. Julie again.”
Similarly, former Johnny’s Jr. member Yasushi Hashida is not a member of the association, but works as an individual.
The association is currently in “limbo.
This month alone, former “Ninja” Yasunobu Shiga, former “Kis-My-Ft2” Kyohei Iida, Yukihiro Oshima, and Koji Nagawatari have left the association. The reason for this was due to a conflict with the direction that Representative Junya Hiramoto and Vice Representative Shimon Ishimaru were aiming for.
Mr. Hiramoto and Mr. Ishimaru are “conciliatory” in the sense that they seek prompt compensation for the victims and want to have a fair discussion with SMILE. In contrast, Mr. Shiga and Mr. Oshima have a strong hatred for Mr. Janney, and even though the company’s name has been changed to SMILE Inc.
“He should not exist in this world.
“We have no choice but to destroy it completely.
They are “fundamentalists” in their views. When Mr. Hiramoto met with Mr. Julie and Noriyuki Higashiyama,
“Oh, Higashi! Higashi.
When Mr. Hiramoto met with Mr. Julie and Noriyuki Higashiyama, he shook their hands, exchanged contact information, and asked them to hire him.
According to a sports newspaper reporter in charge of entertainment
Mr. Shiga and Mr. Oshima seem to be moving to pursue a lawsuit overseas. At present, Mr. Janney was also sexually assaulting people in Hawaii. Lawyers overseas have already heard the rumors and are proposing a lawsuit in the United States.
In the U.S., the amount of compensation for sexual assault is far greater than in Japan. In the U.S., the amount of compensation for sexual assault is far greater than in Japan, and there are orders to pay tens of billions of yen in some cases. Shiga, Oshima, and the others want to push the former Johnny’s office to the limit.
According to some sources.
According to some sources, Shiga and Oshima are reportedly working with Arc Times reporter Kinoshiko Mochizuki and others, who have taken a hard-line stance on the Johnny’s issue.
There are many other victims of Mr. Janney’s sexual abuse. Where do they belong? Is it the association of the victims, the group of Mr. Shiga and Mr. Oshima, or a third party? Some may work individually like Cowan and Mr. Hashida.
Who will take the lead in future compensation negotiations with SMILE? It is said that behind the scenes, the recruiting activities are becoming more and more intense based on the principle that “numbers are power.
The compensation work is expected to start in November, but turbulence is inevitable. The development is likely to be an intense mix of each party’s intentions.
PHOTO： Yoshio Tsunoda/Afro (Association of Parties), Kazuhiko Nakamura (Mr. Cowan)