I guess most Gackt fans have heard about this and if you ask me… I don’t believe it a bit. What are your thoughts and opinions?
Following is from Asia Singapore
GACKT is accused of rape and sexual assault
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
39 years old Japanese musician, singer-songwriter, actor, and author GACKT is accused of sexual assault and rape. The alleged rape scandal surfaced on 13 May 2013 but according to Japanese tabloid FLASH magazine the alleged rape has occured in September 2011. According to FLASH, GACKT and two friends went to a hostess bar. Arround 03:30 AM, GACKT driver came to pick him up and GACKT asked the 27 years old hostess to accompany him home. She refused the offer but he took him into car by force and forced her to perform oral sex on the way.
The woman accused GACKT of pull her hair, and constantly beating her and bringing her home to continue his oral sex. GACKT later allegedly tied her hands tied behind her back and continued sexual assault until 9 AM in the morning.
After the news article was published, GACKT has released a statement in his web site:
For the GACKT article which was published in weekly magazine FLASH on May 13: Let me explain. The assault has not happened and we are suing FLASH for defamation. Also, since we have to verify that behavior of women and victims is not true, and we are considering, including the legal course of action in this regard. We apologize for any worry in dealings Dear and everyone of the fans, so proceed by with legal counsel to respond to not apologize for the worry to everyone, so that you can understanding, thank you.
Following is from Channel News Asia
Gackt denies sexual assault allegations
Japanese singer-songwriter Gackt denies that he sexually assaulted a nightclub hostess for six hours at his home as a Japanese tabloid had claimed.
Japanese singer-songwriter Gackt on the red carpet at the 6th Asian Film Awards in Hong Kong in 2012. (AFP /Aaron Tam)
TOKYO: 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.