I crossed the line. Hitoshi Matsumoto’s “only one” assertion in the story of his “affair” with his wife. | FRIDAY DIGITAL

I crossed the line. Hitoshi Matsumoto’s “only one” assertion in the story of his “affair” with his wife.

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Hitoshi Matsumoto of “Downtown” suspended his entertainment career due to a sexual scandal. In a discussion with his wife, he said: ……

Downtown’s Hitoshi Matsumoto, who has declared a legal battle with the Weekly Bunshun, is revealing his “only point of contention.

The magazine reported late last year that Matsumoto was in trouble with a woman. According to the magazine, Matsumoto has been holding drinking parties with women “procured” by his juniors for more than 10 years. Some of them involved “sexual relations.

Ms. A, who attended a drinking party at a hotel in Tokyo in 2003, claimed in Bunshun magazine that she had been sexually assaulted and that she suffered from PTSD due to the shock.

Yoshimoto Kogyo responded to this on the 27th of last month.

The article is contrary to objective facts.

On the same day, Yoshimoto Kogyo stated

“The article is contrary to the objective facts,” and “it seriously degrades the social reputation of the celebrity and defames his/her reputation.

The company issued a statement saying that the article was “objectively untrue. Matsumoto himself also stated in X

I will fight it because it has no basis in fact.

and declared legal action against Bunshun.

At this time, Matsumoto’s use of the word “fact-free” led to speculation. It was not clear where the “factual basis” of his statement came from.

Matsumoto cited an article in Shukan Josei that reported a “thank-you line” from Mr. A to Kazutaka Ozawa of the comedy duo “Speed Wagon” before the announcement of the suspension of activities.

He posted, “It’s finally out, isn’t it?

The post was also accompanied by a belligerent posture and a message about drinking. The post was interpreted as a belligerent attitude, as well as the fact that the drinking session itself had taken place.

Tamura Kenji, a junior comedian who, like Ozawa, is said to have gathered women, admitted on a U.S. radio program that he had partied with women in Osaka in the past.

On the other hand, he denied that the drinking party itself was a “so-called blind date party” and that there was nothing dubious about it.

Meanwhile, some media reported a new view from a spokesperson of Yoshimoto Kogyo. Matsumoto said

“I don’t think we had any forced sexual intercourse.

Matsumoto stated, “I don’t believe that I was forced to engage in sexual acts. In addition, the company stated that it “refrains from answering” about the parties the women attended and the sexual acts they engaged in. A source with behind-the-scenes knowledge said.

From the beginning, Mr. Matsumoto never said that the drinking party itself was “untrue. He was surprised that the public was treating everything as if it had never happened. Mr. Matsumoto’s only consistent assertion was that ‘there was absolutely no forcefulness. He has also explained specific details to those around him.

However, since she “does not believe that she was forced to engage in sexual acts,” it can be inferred that sexual acts themselves did occur. Although the timing and frequency are unknown, some may interpret this as “unfaithfulness” toward his wife.

Mr. Matsumoto does not believe he will come out of his trial with Bunshun unscathed. However, he will firmly deny for the sake of his wife and daughter that he has been associated with the image that he ‘forced himself into the act'” (a person involved in comedy).

Matsumoto talked about the affair on the September 2005 broadcast of “Wide Nah Show” (Fuji TV).

My wife suddenly said, ‘How are the recent reports of infidelity in the magazines? and she said, “…….”

He turned around and said

If you were photographed like that and had to give a press conference, and you said, ‘I didn’t cross the line,’ I would be disappointed, to be honest. I said I didn’t want to see Hitoshi Matsumoto like that.

Matsumoto said, “I’m a little bit more fascinated now.

I got excited and started talking about adultery. I forgot to say that I was not having an affair.

So if those pictures come out in the future, I’ll tell you now, but I’ve crossed the line. Who do you think you are?

He warned with a laugh.

He said, “In the extreme, I’m talking about the affair with his wife. Sexual assault, on the other hand, is a completely different thing, a criminal act. No matter how much work Mr. Matsumoto loses, he will fight for that one thing,” a source in the comedy industry said.

A source close to the comedian revealed, “Matsumoto is no longer interested in a return to show business. It seems that Matsumoto is no longer thinking about a return to show business, but only about clearing his name. ……

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