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  • Police arrest live-action Gintama actor Hirofumi Arai on sexual assault charges

    Tokyo police recently arrested 40-year-old actor Hirofumi Arai due to allegations of rape. They searched also searched the actor’s home when they made the arrest last Friday, 1st February.

    According to reports, the incident happened last July inside the actor’s own home. He allegedly hired a female masseuse from a massage service for treatment. Unfortunately, it seems that Arai was intoxicated and allegedly assaulted the masseuse. The alleged victim resisted and ran to a nearby police station in Setagaya Ward where she filed those charges. Arai has denied all allegations.

    The report stated that Arai knew sexual advances on the service’s employees is prohibited. In fact, he also signed a document stating that he knows of this fact. This was also the first time he has encountered the woman, though Arai has used the service before.

    Hirofumi Arai has appeared in plenty of films and dramas. Of course, these include live-action adaptations of several anime and manga. These include Gintama, Bakuman, and the live-action Saiki K. film.

    Source: The Asahi Shimbun 



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