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GACKT's OHP denies accusations, considers legal actions against tabloid FLASH, and responds via blog

Japanese singer-songwriter Gackt’s management has denied allegations that he had sexually assaulted a 27-year-old nightclub hostess in September 2011, reported Japanese media.
A Japanese tabloid had recently claimed that Gackt had sexually assaulted the hostess for six hours at his home.
However, Gackt’s management said Monday, in a statement on his official website, that the report is “completely false”, and that Gackt intends to sue the publication for defamation.
The singer’s lawyer has since met with the police to give his side of the story, after the hostess filed an official police complaint against him in April.
The hostess had explained that she did not approach the police at the time as she had just started going out with her new boyfriend, and did not want him to know.
Gackt’s management dismissed her claims as being “untrue”, and said they are now “considering taking legal action” against her.

A translated version of GACKT's OHP response is below.
"We wish to deliver an explanation concerning the article about GACKT that has been published in the May 13th issue of the weekly magazine "FLASH", among others.
The various acts of violence that were presented in the contents of this report are not facts,
and in regards to "FLASH"'s sales agency, Kobunsha, we are going through with our arrangements to sue them for defamation.
Moreover, given that we have confirmed that the statements from the female victim are not facts,
we are discussing whether or not to take legal actions in relation to this.
We are aware of the worry we caused all of the fans and to our business partners as well,
we plan to work together with our law consultants as to not cause more worry to everyone so,
we ask for your understanding, thank you very much."

Additionally, GACKT has taken to his blog to respond to these claims.
Let me introduce a little of what I posted on the blog magazine.
Give it a read.
Go here to read it all.
[cropped here for length]
By the way.
Something strange has come out again.
What is it? That FLASH article.
FLASH is a gossip and photo tabloid, and they reported that,
“Several years ago I kidnapped and violently raped a girl from a hostess club…”
I haven’t heard that one before…
That they’d go that far in making up a story,
I went straight past anger and was so dumbstruck my jaw hit the floor.
Furthermore, the contents of the article totally have a touch of a pornographic novel to them.
That too was so moronic I laughed at it.
Releasing an article like that to collide with my tour
is obviously aimed at increasing sales figures…
But my people here feel like
the live tour has been given a blow.
[photo: My team are all guys who put KiAi into it, every single one of them]
Knowing that all my fans bought tickets,
and have been anicipating their chance to see it all over the country
they decided to smash it.
They came to pick a fight with me
and all my fans awaiting this tour all over the country.
There’s no greater blasphemy.
Shall we give the tabloids the fight they’re after?
There’s probably DEARS and fans who think that.
In short,
If it was true that I had kidnapped and violently raped a woman several years ago,
wouldn’t the poilce have moved to arrest me immediately?
Even a business man who takes an upskirt photo of a school girl
is swiftly arrested in this country.
Furthermore, the woman calling herself the victim in all this…
Well, to get back on topic, she suddenly sent a demand for 10 million yen
full of lies.
It’s ridiculous.
Don’t we call that “extortion” and “blackmail”?
There’s a ton of it in this world.
I replied via a lawyer,
“There’s no way in hell I’d pay you over such a complete fabrication!!!”
and there was no reply at all,
next thing it’s in the tabloids… what the hell?
And the article says she just wants an apology?
Hey, hey, didn’t you JUST send me a demand for money, dumbasses?
I have no idea how many people are involved in this scam,
but you guys sure are amateurish, aren’t you?
So I want to say it loud and clear.
Everyone in the world prick up your ears and listen.
“I’m not so desperate for women
that I have to tie one who doean’t like me up
and demand that she satisfy me!!!!”

Seriously, what is with this drama?
Honestly it’s so f**king stupid I don’t even want to engage with it.

Then some TV stations
whispered, “We’re worried about our sponsorship…” and that was it.
Seriously, give me a break.
I’ve assembled three excellent lawyers to counter this.
Because I’ve actually lost Music Fair and other TV appearances over this.
It’s a real f**king pain.
Here’s your victim, over here!!!
I’ve decided that this is obvious slander against me,
and a scheme of those who want to crush the artist GACKT.
Even though I’m very patient, if you treat me like a beast,
that patience is sure to run out.
Seriously, it’s a huge waste of money too.
If I was going to spend that much money I’d drop it on my concerts.
Can I permit such a fabrication?
Can I just let something like this slide?
What’s always stomped on by these things,
are the hearts of all my fans who always support me purely.
I’m already too used to it and can laugh it off.
There are 8 year old kids who joined DEARS after watching “Akumu-chan”.
There are lots of parents and kids who are both fans.
[photo: Even though the concerts everyone was waiting for had just begun.]
A lot of you reporters have kids too, right?
Nothing mattering but sales,
the idea that if you can write for the mass media, you win,
isn’t there something wrong with that?
Don’t you have any morals and shit?
Can’t you tell the difference between shit and soup?
[=Japanese idiom for being unable to distingish what’s worthless and what’s valuable]
Don’t we artists have rights?
Do they think that artists are someone you can write anything about and it won’t cause problems?
Do you think that just writing anything will sell?
Do you think bashing us is a kind of justice?
It’s a vicious cycle.
They know that tabloid sales are dropping.
So they write exaggerated stories.
Readers stop believing them.
So they have to write even more exaggerated stories.
Then they’ll stop selling and be cancelled.
This is something you’d realise if you thought about it,
but recenly the tabloids are too lacking in morals.
I want to throw a stone aginst the rotten tide in this country.
There should be at least one artist who fights it head on.
You guys, my blog magazine family,
each and every DEAR, fight with your anger.
If we’re blasphemed, the swords come out.
If we’re crushed, we’re crushed.
If I’m going to be insulted by these fabricated reports
treated like a beast, and even have my rights trampled,
even if you chop my arms and legs off and burn out my eyes, I’ll fight.
At this rate, I’ll really end up hating Japan.
What the hell is with this country?
Isn’t it getting stranger and stranger?
I’ll make public a bit of my lawyer’s response.
That’s all.
It’s moronic.
I don’t want to waste time on such worthless things.

Sources: 1, 2, 3, 4 (translation of 3)

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