Husband of ex-Morning Musume idol Maki Goto sues her boyfriend
tokyoreporter.com -- Mar 14
In 1999, all-girl idol group Morning Musume topped the Oricon singles chart for three straight weeks with “Love Machine.”

Twenty years later, Maki Goto, a 33-year-old former member of the group, appears to be taking the song’s title to heart, reports weekly tabloid Shukan Bunshun (Mar. 21).

According to the magazine, which hits newsstands on Thursday, Goto’s husband of five years has lodged a complaint in court seeking 3.3 million yen in compensation from her boyfriend for her unfaithfulness.

Court documents obtained from the magazine indicate that Goto and her lover, 28, who is single, traveled together by taxi to an outlet of chain APA Hotel by taxi to engage in sexual relations on two occasions.

Goto had previously been in a relationship with her current lover. They reunited via the internet last year. Her husband flew into a rage after he learned that they were communicating via the smartphone application Line.

Goto’s boyfriend claims that her husband inflicted domestic violence upon her. “Since [their] marriage had already collapsed, [I do not] acknowledge an infringement upon his rights [which is a requisite for compensation for damages],” he said.

News source: tokyoreporter.com
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