• Kyodo


Journalist Shiori Ito, who has accused a prominent former television reporter of rape, said in a damages lawsuit Monday that she tried to stop him and was “desperate to protect” herself.

Ito, 30, is seeking ¥11 million in compensation from Noriyuki Yamaguchi, a former reporter at Tokyo Broadcasting System Television Inc. Yamaguchi has denied having unlawful sex with Ito, saying the act was based on consent.

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