Japanese director Sion Sono has been accused of sexual assault

Sion Sono

Sion Sono
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Two women have made sexual assault allegations against the Japanese cult director Sion Sono. sun was also accused of trading sex for roles throughout his career. Most recently, the 60-year-old directed 2021 Prisoners of Ghostland with Nicholas Cage. He is known for his work on love exposure, suicide club, and the miniseries Tokyo Vampire Hotel.

“Even today there is a director who will say without hesitation, ‘If you’re kidding me, I’ll give you a job.’ His films are celebrated and many actresses want to appear in them. He uses that to attack women like it’s nothing. That director is Sion Sono,” a manager at a Japanese film distribution company wrote in the weekly magazine Shukan Josei.

Per The Hollywood Reporterone of the unnamed actresses in the Shukan Josei Piece claims the director tried to force her to have sex with him after he offered her a role in one of his films. After refusing, she says he invited another actress he had previously worked with and the two began engaging in sexual acts in front of the woman. Left in shock, one led her outside assistant director. Believing that he would help her, she followed him he is said to have tried to take her to a love hotel.

actor Matsuzaki Yuki last tweeted about the allegations Sundaystating that offering roles was for sex and other forms of sexual harassment “sun[’s] usual MO—There are dozens of victims,” per diversity.

In an opinion shared this Tomorrow wrote Sione“Whom it concerns. Thank you for your continued support. We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience and concern this may have caused to all parties concerned. We will make a new announcement after we clarify the facts.”

These allegations follow a rising tide of sexual assault allegations in Japan as a director Hideo Sakaki and his friend Houka Kinoshita were also recently accused multiple sexual assaults.

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Andrew Schnitker

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