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These are all allegations.

No evidence has been proven to be factual.

Another unfortunate publicity stunt.

The allegations have evidence to prove them,

You on the other hand claim this is a publicity stunt without any evidence to support that claim. Repeating the claim without providing any evidence even after a direct proves this is just a personal opinion trying to be disguised as fact.

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These are all allegations.

No evidence has been proven to be factual.

Another unfortunate publicity stunt,

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Right. Ready to move on then.

You provide no legal source to prove the allegations are false, do this means you are retracting this claim you made based only in your personal opinion?

Oh wow. There is certainly an "opinion" about the evidence available.

No opinion, just fact, there is graphic evidence that people touched and grabbed her breasts, and you have not proved the allegations are false legally as you said you would do.

Making the claim you can prove something legally and then failing to do it is not difficult to understand.

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And you have a mistaken opinion of the legal standard.

If that is your argument then you can legally prove the allegations are false, right?

There is no "opinion" about the evidence being available, is there for anybody to confirm. What there is not is the "legal standard" you are trying to claim about the allegations being false, that is your personal opinion.

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Some false allegations in there

What false allegations, there is plenty of evidence to prove the incident. Not being informed in the least about it do not make the claims of sexual assault false, it just make you poorly informed.

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DJ Soda, who has more than 5 million Instagram followers, took to social media to slam the unidentified individuals, accusing them of touching and grabbing her breasts when she descended the stage to interact with fans at the music festival.

Some false allegations in there, but so what if it accomplished her goal of getting more media attention.

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She said she has never been grabbed, that man was very touchy.

Not in a degree that made her feel negatively about it, this proves precisely the opposite of what you are trying to say, she can clearly tolerate being touched appropriately without problems so her claim that this was a different situation gains much more weight.

You seem to have a lot of problems with the concept of "consent", people can be fine with being touched, kissed, hugged, etc. when they allow it, but when they do not then there is no justification in doing it anyway.

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She said she has never been grabbed, that man was very touchy.

So she knows her fans are touchy feely with her

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looks like she was grabbed in this video

How do this contradicts in any way the assault she was subjected to? is is that you think she deserved it and that is why you are presenting something complely unrelated?

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@virusrex

looks like she was grabbed in this video

This is the same girl that was "trembling" what a joke

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FulsDet1OvU

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She definitely looked for and got attention with this case, and her American Airlines outburst.

So you think it is undesirable for victims to call attention when they are subjected to sexual assault? you think she should stay quiet about it?

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DJ Soda on the other hand has many other ways to get attention already, 

She definitely looked for and got attention with this case, and her American Airlines outburst.

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She craved attention and she got it.

What makes you think the woman that groped DJ Soda was craving for attention?

DJ Soda on the other hand has many other ways to get attention already, so there would be no need to pretend anything to get it, it is not like she claimed the same in previous concerts. One thing is that the attention given to the assault benefits all other nameless victims that are routinely been ignored many times because of people that baselessly claim the accusation is just for attention.

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Abe234Aug. 25 06:31 pm JST

The DJ made a bad call, and she is also partly responsible.

People are never, ever, EVER, responsible for sexual assault - period, end of story. You have no right whatsoever to say this, as it is not only illogical, but also hateful, cruel, and yes - tinged with misogyny.

We should let the evidence show us what happened. But in today's INTERNET COURT, its all about the clicks. Accidents can be put down to being a sexual deviant, but if they did it with INTENT. we should be able to see this with EVIDENCE. We cannot have an "I said, She said" situation.

You didn't read the article closely? There is VIDEO evidence, and it's not "he siad, she said" it's "video shows that."

Also one of them was a woman.

Men have been falsely convicted for crimes, and it is POSSIBLE the DJ misinterpreted it. as she jumped up and down, rushing to the crowd. Let's see more evidence before we take sides. Blimey! its like Johnny Depp, and Amber Heard's trial again. Pick a team, and be darned with the facts.

No, it's really, really, really not. You need to go back and read the article again - cause dude: VIDEO EVIDENCE.

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She craved attention and she got it.

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Don't jump in a crowd full of drunk people half naked.

She repeatedly did it without any sexual assault before, it is actually not that hard for people to behave with a minimum of human decency.

Soda is making claims only for news coverage.

Of course you can prove that, right? not like you are just trying to disguise a personal opinion as if it were a fact.

As I stated before, looking at the Video Clip, she was LAUGHING and SMILING, not screaming and running away from being touched, I have to agree with the RedTail assessment.

And as explained before even by her, her first priority was the rest of the fans, the abuse is well proved, there is no merit in pretending that she had to be enjoying it only to complain about it later as if it was the most natural thing of the world.

Total PR stunt. Can't believe her. Nothing to see here

A very nice example why groping and sexual assault is still too common in Japan, people that feel better by pretending there is no problem with groping, it must be just someone trying to get attention.

The DJ made a bad call, and she is also partly responsible

No, she is not. There is exactly zero responsibility on the victim. Nobody was forced to sexually assault her, and her only bad call was to think Japan was a civilized nation where she could do the same as in many other countries before safely, the incident indicates strongly the opposite.

 Accidents can be put down to being a sexual deviant, but if they did it with INTENT. we should be able to see this with EVIDENCE.

What evidence do you think would be available to prove intent? We are already long past the point of a difference in what each person says, there is already evidence about the incident. It is not such a hard task to avoid sexually harassing someone even by mistake, so easy that it never happened before to her in 10 years of doing the same.

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Don't jump in a crowd full of drunk people half naked.

Play stupid games, win stupid prizes.

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Soda is making claims only for news coverage. Nothing happened and there’s no need to question the young girl who touched her. It’s nothing serious.

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As I stated before, looking at the Video Clip, she was LAUGHING and SMILING, not screaming and running away from being touched, I have to agree with the RedTail assessment.

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Total PR stunt. Can't believe her. Nothing to see here.

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This was on another Japan news outlet.

She reportedly told police, “When DJ Soda approached the audience, I pressed my right hand to her right breast and hugged her over the fence, giving her a kiss on the shoulder.”

This is what the women said. So i "wonder" if the men are being painted with the same brush because of this women.

https://www.asahi.com/ajw/articles/14989373

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The DJ made a bad call, and she is also partly responsible. She knows fans get all hyped. and going down within inches of young people is just inviting something to go wrong. We saw this with the Beatles, Elvis, and other stars. We should let the evidence show us what happened. But in today's INTERNET COURT, its all about the clicks. Accidents can be put down to being a sexual deviant, but if they did it with INTENT. we should be able to see this with EVIDENCE. We cannot have an "I said, She said" situation. Men have been falsely convicted for crimes, and it is POSSIBLE the DJ misinterpreted it. as she jumped up and down, rushing to the crowd. Let's see more evidence before we take sides. Blimey! its like Johnny Depp, and Amber Heard's trial again. Pick a team, and be darned with the facts.

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This site looks like a personal semantic battle front. Can't commenters top the personal fighting?

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If you want to characterize this as a sexual assault, you have to ask if the people were really getting some kind of sexual thrill out of doing this or were they doing it to try to exert some kind of sexual dominance over that

That arbitrary requirement do not exist, sexual contact without the consent of the victim is enough and grabbing and touching the breast do constitute sexual contact without doubt.

But I'm not convinced that is what happened in this case

Which should have no importance, the victim declared this to be unwanted sexual contact that never happened to her before in years of close contact with her public. Thus the incident should be investigated and the perpetrators punished if found guilty, none of those things requires convincing someone that seed sexual contact as innocuous as long as it happens to someone that supposedly complains too much.

But as others have pointed out - Japanese women sometimes grab each others breast

Still a terribly bad excuse, because touching the breast of unknown women without asking anything is definetely not common, much less to a degree that produces physical pain, touching the breasts (characteristically sexual) is enough to make this sexual contact.

She apologized and that was that.

That is the whole problem, you had a problem with someone touching your abdomen, this can or not be implied by default so it is a flimsy but credible excuse that you would not mind, obviously that do not apply to unknown people touching the breast of a woman, in public. Your abdomen is not a sexual characteristic by itself in the same way as breast are. Your example completely depends on some assumed consent that ends up the moment you express there is no such thing. For the article there is no equivalent assumption. Saying "I though this famous woman would not mind if I fondled her" is not a valid excuse,

Video shows it was the DJ who went to the fence first and started touching the hands, faces, bodies of the fans without their consent.

How many of the fans have come forward with that accusation?

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Tell_me_bout_itToday 03:20 pm JS

Video shows it was the DJ who went to the fence first and started touching the hands, faces, bodies of the fans without their consent. How dare she? She did that in porevious events, she simply goes to the fans and starts touching them. Who knows which parts of their bodies she touched those occasions.

If you have evidence that DJ Soda has groped the breasts or genitals of her fans, I urge you to turn in that evidence to police.

And if you don't have that evidence, why are you even saying this?

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Nihon ToraToday 03:20 pm JST. 

It's all a very one-sided way of looking at it. Even if I did feel it was a sexual assault when my friend grabbed my belly, it would not automatically make it so. You have to take into account the intent of the perpetrator. In any legal case involving any kind of assault, attack, sexual assault, whatever, determining the intent of the perpetrator is a key part of determining their level of guilt and responsibility and severity of any punishment.

The law pretty clearly defines sexual assault as having a sexual intent, and as with any crime, judges do take into account the intent of the perpetrator. But the judge also takes a victim impact statement and considers how they felt, as well as the circumstances of the assault. There are many layers.

But that is just the legal question. The ethical question is a seperate issue. The perpetrators in this case may well get off with a slap on the wrist. But even if that happens, it still doesn't make it not sexual assault or not serious in the eyes of DJ Soda. And again, I'd argue that it is her feelings that should be respected, and "I didn't mean it that way" isn't a get-out-of -responsibility-free card.

I also tend to think that unless a person has experienced sexual assault themselves, they may not really be able to grasp how it makes a person feel. And if someone cannot empathize with a sexual assault victim, they probably shouldn't go around making proclamations about how people who have experienced it should feel, or how sexual assault should be treated, under the law or ethically.

You have said already you think they were in the wrong, which is good; but at the same time, you keep trying to downplay how DJ Soda felt. Sorry, but you really should think more on this.

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Video shows it was the DJ who went to the fence first and started touching the hands, faces, bodies of the fans without their consent. How dare she? She did that in porevious events, she simply goes to the fans and starts touching them. Who knows which parts of their bodies she touched those occasions.

So she's assaulting others now ?

Your points are getting more and more desperate now.

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girl_in_tokyoToday  02:49 pm JST

Video shows it was the DJ who went to the fence first and started touching the hands, faces, bodies of the fans without their consent. How dare she? She did that in porevious events, she simply goes to the fans and starts touching them. Who knows which parts of their bodies she touched those occasions.

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So, was my friend (or even a stranger) grabbing my belly sexual assault because I didn't consent to it?

Did you feel it was sexual assault? Did it feel like a violation?

how the person on the receiving end feels about it is what actually matters - 

.DJ Soda is the only one who can say whether she feels that way or not.

 DJ Soda gets to decide how seriously the matter should be taken, since she is the one who was touched. 

It's all a very one-sided way of looking at it. Even if I did feel it was a sexual assault when my friend grabbed my belly, it would not automatically make it so. You have to take into account the intent of the perpetrator. In any legal case involving any kind of assault, attack, sexual assault, whatever, determining the intent of the perpetrator is a key part of determining their level of guilt and responsibility and severity of any punishment.

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Nihon ToraToday 01:07 pm JST

So, was my friend (or even a stranger) grabbing my belly sexual assault because I didn't consent to it?

Did you feel it was sexual assault? Did it feel like a violation?

Of course it wasn't because there was no sexual motivation behind it. It doesn't matter if it is a breast, a belly, a bottom, a leg, an arm, if there is a sexual motivation behind it plus no consent, then it is sexual assault, but if there is no sexual motivation and no consent - then it is just well, very rude, as you said

Explaing intent after-the-fact is not a magic word that gives you a get-out-of-sexual-assualt-free card.

No doubt the boss who pats his secretary on the butt and the guy who likes to hug his female friends a bit too long both think they are "just being friendly," but are they, really?? Or is that just a card they play after the person protests? And how the person on the receiving end feels about it is what actually matters - I really feel like I shouldn't have to explain this to a grown adult, but here we are:

People all have different tolerances for touching.

This exactly why you should not touch someone for any reason unless you know they will be okay with it.

Not women they don't know, it would be among friends of course. I've seen it happen - certainly brought some raised eyebrows.

Exactly - people know not to grope the breasts of strangers because that is sexual assault.

Not really - they were strangers to her, but they were also her fans at a concert

Fans - not relatives, not friends, and not even acuqinteces - aka, strangers.

its just that some took it too far obviously. It's completely different to some random person on a train coming up to you and touching you.

Took it "too far" - um, yeah - WAY too far.

Completely different from being groped on a train? I don't think you get to make that distinction. You weren't there, didn't experience it. DJ Soda is the only one who can say whether she feels that way or not.

I agree that what happened was wrong, that they crossed a line and went a bit too far. But sorry, I think it is you that is exaggerating the seriousness of what happened here.

As I said: DJ Soda gets to decide how seriously the matter should be taken, since she is the one who was touched. And she has called it sexual assault - respect that.

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She was so happy to see her that she grabbed her boobs. That's a lame excuses.

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No. All you have to ask whether there was consent.

So, was my friend (or even a stranger) grabbing my belly sexual assault because I didn't consent to it? Of course it wasn't because there was no sexual motivation behind it. It doesn't matter if it is a breast, a belly, a bottom, a leg, an arm, if there is a sexual motivation behind it plus no consent, then it is sexual assault, but if there is no sexual motivation and no consent - then it is just well, very rude, as you said.

So Japanese women walk up to women whom they don't know, and just GRAB their breasts without consent? I don't think so - because that would be sexual assault.

Not women they don't know, it would be among friends of course. I've seen it happen - certainly brought some raised eyebrows.

Again, this is not what happened to DJ Soda. She was groped by strangers.

Not really - they were strangers to her, but they were also her fans at a concert whom she'd gone to greet - high fives, pats on the back, hand shakes, hugs etc, so consent to some degree of touching could reasonably be assumed, its just that some took it too far obviously. It's completely different to some random person on a train coming up to you and touching you.

I agree that what happened was wrong, that they crossed a line and went a bit too far. But sorry, I think it is you that is exaggerating the seriousness of what happened here.

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Yet according to her she have done similar things for years in many other countries without being groped like happened this time, this would indicate that "almost certain" is not really correct.

She could have however pointed out the perps immediately after being grabbed instead of hopping on the internet days later. They could have been kicked out of the festival early instead of enjoying the rest of it as if nothing happened. Most performers immediately take care of those grabbing them or disrupting their shows immediately. Now they will get "questioned", pay some measly fine and released. Nobody knows their faces, names anonymous and their lives go on like nothing happened.

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Nihon ToraToday 11:28 am JST

If you want to characterize this as a sexual assault, you have to ask if the people were really getting some kind of sexual thrill out of doing this or were they doing it to try to exert some kind of sexual dominance over that person, or was that their intent? For the gropers on the trains, I think the answer to that is, yes. Those people should absolutely be prosecuted for sexual assault.

No. All you have to ask whether there was consent.

But I'm not convinced that is what happened in this case. The girl grabbed her breast, but as others have pointed out - Japanese women sometimes grab each others breasts - especially if they happen to be on the larger side!

So Japanese women walk up to women whom they don't know, and just GRAB their breasts without consent? I don't think so - because that would be sexual assault.

Actually, I've had Japanese girls curious about my body on many occasions. It's never a complete stranger, it's someone I've been speaking to or have known for a while. And what actually happens is the girl says, "Can I touch your breast?" and I say "No, can NOT touch me, that's rude." and she does not touch me.

You are misrepresenting the facts.

I remember I used to have a bit of a beer belly, and there was this girl that every time she saw me, would come and grab my belly. I didn't consent to that, and I really didn't like her doing it. I eventually got sick of it and told her to stop doing it because I wasn't cool with it. She apologized and that was that.

Yes, that was very rude of her, and you didn't like it. She should not have touched you at all - and eventually, when you informed her that you did not consent, she stopped.

Again, this is not what happened to DJ Soda. She was groped by strangers.

I think that's probably what should happen here - it should be explained to the people involved that they'd gone too far, why that kind of behaviour isn't appropriate and they should give a genuine apology. Talk of criminal prosecutions and sexual assaults; gropers on the train - absolutely, but I don't think this was the same thing. There are all sorts of things that happen in Japan that wouldn't fly in the west these days - racial and xenophobic microaggressions and so on, most of which would be better dealt with through better education and understanding - I think that's where we are with this particular case.

You completely misrepresented what actually happened, so no - this is not one of those odd cultural differences that would not fly in another culture and which can be fixed by explaining why it is not acceptable. These people didn't blow their noses on a napkin at the table while others were eating - they GROPED HER BREASTS.

Please do not downplay the seriousness of sexual assault. Sexual assault cannot be brushed off as horseplay and the victim should not be expected to ask someone politely not to grope them and then drop it.

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commanteer Today 09:00 am JST

As I said, she has a history of such claims,

"such claims," in this case, would refer to claims of sexual assault. Yet this:

including April this year when she claimed she was harassed by American Airlines and demanded a boycott. In fact, the merely asked her to change her sweatpants before boarding, which were emblazoned with offensive words.

is not a claim of sexual assault. So in essence, you are saying that her claims of sexual assault can't be believed because she got into an argument about what she was wearing on an airplane, despite there being video evidence of this assault. This is not logical nor reasonable, particularly when the gropers have pretty much confessed to what they did.

You, like many others, seem unable to differentiate between offensive, inappropriate, and criminal - lumping everything in the same basket.

You are lumping together a person reporting sexual assault with them getting into an argument about what she was wearing on an airplane - so who exactly is conflating crimes with non-crimes?

You really think it is reasonable for male strippers to file criminal charges against any woman who touches them while performing. Sorry, but that is simply deranged.

You're misrepresenting what was said. The key ingredient is consent. Male strippers consent to being touched, it's part of the act. They know ahead of time, and are accepting and aware that this is what will happen. That is not what happened to DJ Soda - she did not consent!

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If you want to characterize this as a sexual assault, you have to ask if the people were really getting some kind of sexual thrill out of doing this or were they doing it to try to exert some kind of sexual dominance over that person, or was that their intent? For the gropers on the trains, I think the answer to that is, yes. Those people should absolutely be prosecuted for sexual assault.

But I'm not convinced that is what happened in this case. The girl grabbed her breast, but as others have pointed out - Japanese women sometimes grab each others breasts - especially if they happen to be on the larger side! That would certainly raise some eyebrows among westerners, but it is just horseplay, there's nothing sexual in it. It's not impossible that the girl got some sexual thrill out of doing it, but I doubt it. With the guys, again, I think it was something more along the lines of silly schoolboy behaviour - people living in Japan will tell you is pretty common even among adults here - I don't think they were getting a sexual thrill out of it, maybe some silly, teenage boy bragging right "I touched DJ Soda's breast!" kind of thing. The guys said something along those lines in their apology, I believe - they said their actions were "light-hearted" - in other words, there was no malice intended.

I remember I used to have a bit of a beer belly, and there was this girl that every time she saw me, would come and grab my belly. I didn't consent to that, and I really didn't like her doing it. I eventually got sick of it and told her to stop doing it because I wasn't cool with it. She apologized and that was that.

I think that's probably what should happen here - it should be explained to the people involved that they'd gone too far, why that kind of behaviour isn't appropriate and they should give a genuine apology. Talk of criminal prosecutions and sexual assaults; gropers on the train - absolutely, but I don't think this was the same thing. There are all sorts of things that happen in Japan that wouldn't fly in the west these days - racial and xenophobic microaggressions and so on, most of which would be better dealt with through better education and understanding - I think that's where we are with this particular case.

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As I said, she has a history of such claims, including April this year when she claimed she was harassed by American Airlines and demanded a boycott

"These claims"? Can you give a reference where she claimed to be sexually assaulted during her concerts? The argument was that this was impossible to do safely, yet that is precisely what she says have been done without problem. Saying she makes claims all the time would work against the claim as well, because during 10 years of doing the same thing she never made this claim, even when she supposedly would do it unnecessarily. It is also telling that you consider negative to claim abuse even when it has been clearly proved with evidence.

You, like many others, seem unable to differentiate between offensive, inappropriate, and criminal - lumping everything in the same basket.

This is offensive, inappropriate and criminal, there is no other way to qualify it. Pretending this was "mild unoffensive sexual assault" (whatever that would mean) is not valid. It just means you personally justify it and think the victim should take the blame for it.

You really think it is reasonable for male strippers to file criminal charges against any woman who touches them while performing

Who said while performing? You seem to have a really hard time understanding the concept of consent. If a performer agrees to be touched during said performance obviously that means it is giving consent. If the performer do not give that consent (and the performance is under conditions of no touching being permitted for example) and nevertheless someone touches him of course he can accuse the person doing it, there is nothing strange or extraordinary about it.

In the end of the day, she doesnt care

Personal beliefs are not arguments, they are excuses when you can't find one to discuss. Can you prove your claim? if not it has no value.

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Dave FairToday  11:13 am JST

Something tells me that DJ Soda would receive a LOT more empathy and sympathy on JT if she were not Korean, just a gut feeling!

Nationality plays no role here. Her skin, race, nationality doesnt matter

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Something tells me that DJ Soda would receive a LOT more empathy and sympathy on JT if she were not Korean, just a gut feeling!

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girl_in_tokyoToday  10:43 am JST

Those saying she is doing this for attention, ask yourself exactly what kind of attention she is getting.

She is getting more public coverage, getting more followers, likes, comments on IG, TikTok, X. Her accounts are on spotlight, earning good money in the end. And her future events will attract more participants. You ask as if you dont know how these celebs earn money.

She is being vilified, slut-shamed, victim-blamed, and called all kinds of vile names. 

In the end of the day, she doesnt care, pretty sure she moved on and enjoying all the attention she is getting after a successful PR stunt. She doesnt even read those comments, her PR managers do probably

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Meghan Markle who is a narcassist

Unless she was a former friend of yours. Conjecture.

Perhaps DJ Soda is of a similar nature

Conjecture.

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Those saying she is doing this for attention, ask yourself exactly what kind of attention she is getting.

She is being vilified, slut-shamed, victim-blamed, and called all kinds of vile names. People are also saying she wasn't really upset and that she is just pretending to be upset, and even accusing her of lying and saying it didn't happen (despite clear video evidence).

No one wants that kind of attention. That is exactly why the majority of women don't report sexual assault - they know quite well that they will be viciously attacked in the media.

In other words, with these comments, you're contributing to the problem and making it a huge personal risk for people - male and female - to report sexual assault.

IMO, she is brave for reporting this assault and for not backing down in the face of these ugly and disgusting attacks on her character. And I'm glad she is pushing prosecution against the female as well, because this is unacceptable behavior in any culture, and prosecuting them equally and fully is the only way to influence change against the zeitgeist.

This is a perfect demonstration of rape culture at work, and that attitude needs to be eliminated and made unacceptable.

So good on DJ Soda - I support her 100%.

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You want to walk across your neighbor’s lawn you need to ask first. You want to touch someone’s tits you need to ask first. Very simple.

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falseflagsteveToday 07:02 am JST

Please don’t misrepresent my comments, I said its taken as horseplay not that I regard it as such. Those type of comments are dishonest and very common on JT.

Ok, understood that you don't regard is as such. Thanks for clarifying that, I misunderstood.

But what you said about feminism is still wrong. Feminism is about equality, so who gropes who is unimportant - they should be treated exactly the same. I have said this on a number of occasions, and I will say it again here: the woman should be prosecuted the same as a man would be.

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A terrible tragedy.

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In her original comment Soda singled out the woman for "grabbing". Yesterday the men, one is a minor, who "touched" immediately got a criminal complaint and today the woman who "grabbed" gets questioned. Sorry, but this is not a good look.

If a woman voluntarily moves toward outstretched hands and jumps up and down in reach of them, are the hands entirely responsible for the parts of her body they contact?

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Attention is what this is all about and JD is falling into it. Now why is this news LOL!??

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Yet according to her 

As I said, she has a history of such claims, including April this year when she claimed she was harassed by American Airlines and demanded a boycott. In fact, the merely asked her to change her sweatpants before boarding, which were emblazoned with offensive words.

You, like many others, seem unable to differentiate between offensive, inappropriate, and criminal - lumping everything in the same basket. You really think it is reasonable for male strippers to file criminal charges against any woman who touches them while performing. Sorry, but that is simply deranged.

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This woman should be prosecuted like the men since she committed the same crime! I also think DJ Soda is also milking this for as much publicity as possible for her career.

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When a mob of people are grabbing for you and you are within reach, it is almost certain something you don’t want touched is going to get touched.

Yet according to her she have done similar things for years in many other countries without being groped like happened this time, this would indicate that "almost certain" is not really correct.

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The more I see of this, the more I think this DJ Soda is just seeking publicity. She has a history of acting the victim

The abuse was recorded, there is no "acting the victim" when the assault is so clearly proved. This says much more about what you consider acceptable than what the victim is seeking.

Furthermore, Japanese women grab each other's breasts all the time.

With consent, between friends, etc. Obviously the assault was nothing of the sort,

but it seems common enough and over the top to make this 21 year old fan a criminal for it.

Sexual assault will never be common enough to make it acceptable, assuming this is not assault is not acceptable either.

If a male stripper is groped, as they are all the time, is that also a crime that the police need to investigate? 

If the victim complains of course, why is it so difficult to understand touching sexually someone without their consent is wrong?

There are so many more serious sex crimes happening every day,

And they should be investigated as well, if the argument is that is more convenient to let this go because is not the worst that could possibly happen then it is no argument at all, groping is too common in Japan, making it a public problem like this could make a huge difference and help countless other victims that are much more easily ignored.

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The fact that DJ Soda was allowed to get close enough to be touch/grabbed/groped by anyone in the first place suggest her security detail needs a serious rethink. When a mob of people are grabbing for you and you are within reach, it is almost certain something you don’t want touched is going to get touched.

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Two 20-year-old men surrendered to police later Monday. They indicated they may have touched DJ Soda's breasts but did not grope her, according to the police.

Some of the linguistic gymnastics and Clintonesque parsing of language in these cases is amazing.

Almost philosophical.

I wonder if she will appear in Japan to testify in the case and how this will affect her standing.

2 ( +4 / -2 )

whats up DJ SODA what you sippin on dawg?

-16 ( +5 / -21 )

The more I see of this, the more I think this DJ Soda is just seeking publicity. She has a history of acting the victim, most recently with an American airline. Furthermore, Japanese women grab each other's breasts all the time. I found it surprising at first, but it seems common enough and over the top to make this 21 year old fan a criminal for it.

DJ Soda's appeal is to some degree based on her sex appeal, which she maximizes. If she were an overweight 60-year-old man she would not be doing these large events, no matter how impressive her DJ skills. If a male stripper is groped, as they are all the time, is that also a crime that the police need to investigate? Or is it just bad manners from an over-excited fan? DJ Soda is not a stripper, but there is a sliding scale of sex as a commodity here that she takes advantage of. She's not an opera singer.

There are so many more serious sex crimes happening every day, I just feel this one is being blown out of proportion and will help numb people to the seriousness of sex crimes rather than promote awareness.

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Most gropers are male.

The Soda case would suggest 1 out of 3 are possibly female.

6 ( +13 / -7 )

Quercetum

Nowt wrong with asking for equality for all me old mucker.

-7 ( +8 / -15 )

Most gropers are male. Here we have one single female groped and the males here are celebrating like they’ve been liberated.

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girl in Tokyo

Please don’t misrepresent my comments, I said its taken as horseplay not that I regard it as such. Those type of comments are dishonest and very common on JT.

10 ( +25 / -15 )

The Achilles heal for some, and what makes this case most interesting is the female involved. I hope she gets treated fairly.

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falseflagsteveToday 06:24 am JST

Glad to see the police are not going along with the Western feminist agenda and thinking women doing stuff is horseplay whereas men are called sex fiends even without evidence.

Let me reword that for you.

It's a real tragedy that the police very often don't take reports of sexual harassment and assault as seriously as they should, as the lack of response allows perpetrators to continue to assault people with impunity. Calling groping "horseplay" rather than labeling it as sexual assault downplays the seriousness of the issue and fails to take into account the very real feelings of violation and powerlessness that the victim experiences.

-7 ( +17 / -24 )

No multiple charges that followed with days of detention? Only questioning?

-4 ( +13 / -17 )

Glad to see the police are not going along with the Western feminist agenda and thinking women doing stuff is horseplay whereas men are called sex fiends even without evidence.

-6 ( +19 / -25 )

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