Japanese court ordered a former idol singer to compensate her management company for violating the no-dating rule.
22 Sep 2015 - 4:28 PM  UPDATED 22 Sep 2015 - 7:13 PM

There is no business like show business, especially if you are in Japan. The Asahi Shimbun reported that The Tokyo District Court has ordered a teenager to pay compensation to her former management company for dating, which led to her group's disbandment.

The 17-year-old (or rather, her parents) will have to pay 650,000 yen ($5,420 USD) as she violated the "no-dating" rule which was a part of her contract. Due to this violation, the company is thought to have lost its initial investment.

When the public caught on that the girl was dating in 2013, the group had to disband. This was just months after the group made its debut.

The judge added that “the revelation of an idol’ association (with a member of the opposite sex) worsens the image of the idol.” 

Initially, the manamgent company demanded 5.1 million yen.  The Tokyo Reporter said that the  group has since been identified by netizens as “Dokidoki.”

Source: The Tokyo Reporter; The Asahi Shimbun

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