GACKT doesn’t seem to be catching a break lately; in addition to his tax investigation last year, new and more serious allegations have been risen against him.
A few days ago, his OHP made an announcement regarding the falsehood of the accusations made against him as written in FLASH, a Japanese gossip magazine. He has been accused of sexually assaulting and raping a nightclub hostess sometime in late 2011. The details have been translated into English by many Asian pop culture sites already.
As well as GACKT’s staff denying the accusations, the man himself left comments on LINE for his fans:
Is everyone doing well?
It’s been a while since I’ve written a comment for LINE.
I’m just about to leave my hotel near the venue.
From here, there’s the live in Omiya.
The fact that I’m writing on LINE after such a long time
Is in regards to the article published in FLASH yesterday.
Do you know FLASH?
Well, it’s photo-gossip magazine;
They reported that
“I assaulted, confined, and raped a cabaret club girl several years ago”.
What a ridiculous idea…
I was shocked enough to drop my jaw completely and rage,
‘How do you have the nerve to be able to create a story that goes that far!’
The content is like an erotic novel.
Well, it’s that they’re attacking my tour
Clearly, this is often the sales department’s aim, but…
There is no profanity as great as this.
If they make me their topic,
I know they’ll stretch the number of copies they sell.
Now, the number of copies that weekly publications are selling is dropping and I understand that they’re desperate,
But isn’t this a downward spiral?
In order to sell they list out exaggerated lies.
People will stop believing them.
And, to stretch the number of copies, they list out more and more atrocious things.
They’ll gradually stop selling and cease publication
It doesn’t look good…
If it’s true that I assaulted, confined, and raped [that girl] several years ago,
Wouldn’t the police moved in and immediately arrested me?
Furthermore, this woman who’s calling out that she’s the victim…
Well, she suddenly listed these lies and demanded 10,000,000 yen if she retracts her story.
Isn’t that called “extortion” or “blackmail” in this age?
There is a limit, even to unreasonableness.
When I replied through my lawyer,
“I will not pay you for that kind of completely baseless thing!!!”
Without any further contact at all,
When she made it public it was a weekly magazine… what the hell is this?
Moreover it’s written in the article that she’s only asking for an apology,
But wait a minute, in the beginning you were demanding money.
Since there’s something like LINE,
I’ll say it in a loud, clear voice,
So everyone in the world, lend your ears and please listen clo~sely.
“I’m not having so much trouble with women
That I would have to tie up that detestable woman
And forcibly satisfy my desire!!!!!”
Do I look like that kind of scumbag?
I’ll refine my manliness a little more.
What’s with all this uproar?
This time I’ve decided to counterattack with three excellent lawyers.
I’m annoyed this time, as you’d expect.
If I’m going to be treated like a brute for my patience…
It’s really annoying.
I’ve written the detailed truth in my blog so please read it.
I’ve also exhibited to the public part of my lawyers’ reply letter.
All this is just too ridiculous…
Well then, I’m off to do my live risking my life again today.
Source: GACKT’s Official LINE, OHP
Translation: Ku, vii-vii
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