A 30-year-old ex-hostess on Wednesday filed a suit at the Yokohama Regional Court, requesting Yokohama City Mayor Hiroshi Nakada pay 30 million yen compensation for breaking up with her in 2004.
The woman, who identified herself only as Nana, told a press conference that Nakada had an affair with her and proposed to her, although he is married. Nana says they broke up in 2004 but he started threatening her once the relationship became known to the public. Nana insisted she had suffered physical and mental suffering due to the stress stemming from Nakada's threats.
Nana, who showed emails from Nakada to her mobile phone, said, “ Nakada often gave me presents, such as bouquets of roses. He treated me as if I were a princess.” She added that the Yokohama mayor used his official car to take her on dates.
In an official comment, Nakada said, “I will discuss the matter with my lawyer as soon as we receive the written complaint from the court.”
The case was initially reported by weekly magazine Shukan Gendai. Nakada has denied being in a relationship with Nana.© Japan Today