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Masayuki Kakefu planning to file libel suit against Shukan Asahi

by on Apr.12, 2012 @ 11:49 pm, under Other

According to a report filed by Sponichi, former Hanshin Tiger Masayuki Kakefu is planning to file a libel suit against Shukan Asahi, specifically the chief editor and one of its reporters, on Thursday.

Kakefu appeared in an article in Shukan Asahi (April 20 edition) that reported he was under investigation by authorities on suspicions of fraud (movie productions, foreign car sales).  Kakefu claims that he is not involved in any scams, that he has never been investigated by the authorities, and that his job as radio baseball commentator was put on hold due to the way the article made it seem as though he was in trouble.

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UPDATE 7/18 @ 10:55pm - Kakefu has withdrawn his suit against Shukan Asahi.

According to Kakefu's lawyer, they decided to withdraw the suit because the article was proven groundless and it no longer made sense to continue with the proceedings.

Source: Sponichi 7/18/2012