Fashion designer and TV "talent" Uno Kanda showed off her new collection of wedding dresses in Tokyo this week, but after the show, the only thing the media were interested in was a highly publicized incident last year in which her former babysitter stole 30 million yen worth of brand-name goods and jewelry.
Speaking to reporters, a tearful Kanda, 40, said "It was a traumatic experience and I've been doing so much to get over what happened last year," Sankei Shimbun reported.
Kanda explained how she had implicitly trusted the 60-year-old babysitter for her 3-year-old daughter and, at first, had not doubted her trustworthiness even for a moment. "We used to drink together and I could tell her all my troubles," Kanda said. "After the items disappeared from my home, I even went to her and asked her if she had seen them, and she said no and that I must have misplaced them somewhere."
Kanda said she regretted believing the woman, and said she wished she hadn't then blamed someone else for what had happened.
The babysitter was arrested last November and on May 14, the Tokyo District Court sentenced the woman to 2 years and 4 months in prison.© Japan Today