Famous Japanese director Sion Sono, known for such films Love exposure And AntipornoAs well as the recent Nicholas Cage-starring Prisoners of the GhostlandSeveral Japanese actresses have been accused of sexual harassment.
The allegations surfaced in a post on a local site Dry Josee Prime Allegations of anonymous immorality with actresses. According to Deadline’s sister publication, DiversityThe alleged predatory behavior has been linked to Sono’s acting workshop and an upcoming workshop has been canceled.
Actor Yuki Matsuzaki, who has appeared in such films Eo Jim’s letter And Pink Panther 2Complaint tweeted:
Now that Sion Sono has turned out to be a sex hunter who lures young actresses for roles in his films, I wonder if any major film studios and TV networks in Japan would condemn this kind of predatory practice? What about the Japan Academy Awards? Https://t.co/SOi3udQ1s7
– Yuki Matsuzaki Yuki Matsuzaki (ukYuki_Mats) April 4, 2022
A Japanese actor has confirmed Tak Sakaguchi and apologized for his part in an alleged sexual harassment of Sion Sono 10 years ago where Sakaguchi lured the victim to Sono’s place and left him alone with her. Subsequently, she was accused of sexual harassment by Sono.
– Yuki Matsuzaki Yuki Matsuzaki (ukYuki_Mats) April 5, 2022
Milla Araki, who has billed herself as a “former actress”, also weighed in:
– Milla Arki (@Milsanama) April 5, 2022
According to Diversity, Sono responded to the complaint with a statement from his company today, saying: “Anyone can be concerned. Thank you so much for your continued support. We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience and may cause concern to all parties involved. We will make a new announcement after checking and sorting out the facts. ”
Sono has been on the festival circuit for over 30 years, winning awards in Berlin and Toronto.