the japanese director Sion I amknown for films such as ‘Love Exposure‘ e ‘Cold Fish‘, was accused of sexual harassment in an article published on the Shukan Josei PRIME news website last Monday (4). Several actresses who worked with Sono participated in the article, where it is seen that the director bragged about his sexual harassment in most of his protagonists.
Sono responded to the allegations on Tuesday (5) in a statement from his company.: “To Whom It May Concern: Thank you very much for your continued support. We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience and concern this may have caused all parties involved. We will make a further announcement after clarifying the facts.”.
When the article was published, a woman named Milla Araki also accused Sono on Twitter. Araki, who identified herself as a former actress and “Sex Victim of Japanese Entertainment World” said that he got in touch with Sono and asked him to cooperate in supporting victims of sexual abuse, but that the request was denied by the director.
With nearly 40 years of career, Sion I am he has already been awarded at the Berlin Film Festival and has works that mix sex and violence. He already did the series ‘Tokyo Vampire Hotel‘ to the Amazon Prime Video for the series and the movie ‘Forest of Love‘ to the Netflix.