In a report provided by Asahi Media, the Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department are filing charges against the individual that cyberbullied the late Hana Kimura. The cyberbullying played a big contributing factor in the suicide death of Hana Kimura back in May.
The belief is that a man from Osaka Japan was primarily responsible for sending threatening messages to Kimura. He’s believed to have had an astounding 1,200 posts from 600 different social media accounts. The man who was accused had reportedly apologized to the family of Kimura back in June.
Hana Kimura was harassed online following an episode of Terrace House, in which she was portrayed in a manner that made her appear very upset with a housemate for ruining her wrestling outfit. Kyoko (Hana’s mother) filed a complaint with the Broadcast Ethics & Program Improvement Organization in Japan at the time. Kyoko claimed that the producers pressured Kimura into behaving a certain way, which led to the bullying and harassment.
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