Johnny Kitagawa’s Niece Steps Down as head of Talent Agency: On Thursday, the niece of the late J-pop icon Johnny Kitagawa, who was accused of sexually assaulting hundreds of boys and young men over the course of decades, apologised for the crimes he committed and resigned from his position as head of the talent agency her uncle had created. EnoughInfo.com
Kitagawa led the most influential talent agency in Japan’s pop music business until his death in 2019 at the age of 87. The scandal, which came to light more completely earlier this year, shocked the nation.
Johnny Kitagawa’s Niece Steps Down as head of Talent Agency
Julie K. Fujishima,57, bowed profoundly in front of the media, expressed regret for the mistreatment, and announced her resignation on Tuesday.
“Our office Johnny & Associates, and myself Julie Keiko Fujishima… recognize that Johnny Kitagawa did sexually abuse (the boys). I apologise to the victims from the bottom of my heart.”
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