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Yomiuri Giants file protest with Tokuma Shoten regarding a false report on Hayato Sakamoto

by on Jun.10, 2011 @ 10:39 pm, under NPB

Weekly Asahi Geino (a gossip magazine) recently published a report that claimed that Hayato Sakamoto bedded a female reporter after meeting a group of reporters for drinks on 3/12.  The article also alleges that Tatsunori Hara suspended Sakamoto from practice the following day after he heard about what he did.

The Giants are claiming the report is untrue and that the publication never conducted research to confirm any of the facts with the team.  As such, the team filed a protest (dated the 9th) with the publisher of Weekly Asahi Geino, Tokuma Shoten, and asked for both an apology and a full explanation of how Asahi Geino reporters obtained information for the article.