TV personality and presenter Kuniko Asagi, 48, was recently the subject of a tweet by news presenter Miyoko Omomo, 45, accusing her of having slept with her ex-husband.
Asagi appeared, swollen-eyed, as a commentator on a daytime TBS show on Wednesday, during which she told the panel, "I'm shocked. I thought we could settle this like adults. There are parts of the story that are not true."
After the broadcast, Asagi immediately held a press conference and confessed to having had a relationship with Omomo's ex-husband Toru Yamaji, 49, before they were divorced. Yamaji is a producer for news agency APF.
When asked about the scale of the media interest that has arisen as a result of the tweet, Asagi replied, "I imagine it took Omomo by surprise too."
According to Omomo's agency, she and Yamaji divorced in June 2006 some three months after Asagi and her composer husband split. Although Asagi disputes some of the details and the timeline of events as reported by the press, she said, "It is true that we dated."© Compiled from news reports