Bikini model and TV personality Yuko Oguro, aka Yukorin, took legal steps earlier this year in an attempt to prevent her former talent management agency Avilla from releasing a photobook of her images, but to no avail.
The 27-year-old idol believed she was finally free of Avilla earlier this year after months of legal wrangling, Sankei Shimbun reports. The courts ruled in her favor this summer, ending the contract between herself and the agency on July 4, but Ogura was not so lucky in trying to prevent publication of a photo collection featuring her likeness. The courts ruled that sale of the photobook was contractually sound and that Avilla does hold the legal rights to publish the images without Ogura's consent.
An Avilla spokesperson told Sankei the company was prepared to fight the case in the courts had the decision not gone their way, but ultimately the photobook went on sale as planned on Friday.© Japan Today