7 Dec – The president of former Morning Musume member Kago Ai's agency is preparing to meet her in civil court to seek for damages as result of her contract violation, according to Tokyo Hive.
Agency president Ito Kazuyuki said that it is seeking around 100 million Yen (SG $ 1.6 million) in damages after the 23-year-old Kago cancelled her last job and could not be reached for a year.
"The lawsuit is for the damages she's caused the company by cancelling her activities and breaking off her contract, which was good until the end of March 2013. It's likely she has caused more than 100 million yen in damages. I want to hear what she says first hand before the end of the year in the courtroom," Ito said.
Previously in September, Kago was hospitalised when she attempted suicide after her 44-year-old boyfriend was arrested for a yakuza-related scandal where she was also taken in for questioning.