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April 6, 1995 |
Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan
Ryutaro Morimoto (森本 龍太郞 Morimoto Ryūtarō?, born April 6, 1995 in Kanagawa Prefecture) was under the management of Johnny & Associates. In June 2011, his activities with the agency were suspended following an underage smoking scandal.
On June 28, 2011, Japanese entertainment magazine Shunkan Josei published a story revealing that Morimoto smoking underage. Images from the issue shows him smoking at 14 in January 2010 and at 15 in May 2010. When he was asked about the photos, he said "it was alright," that it was, "no big deal." Johnny's Entertainment quickly issued a public apology and suspended all of Morimoto's activities indefinitely.
On June 16, 2009, Morimoto was robbed. Morimoto was accosted on the way home from work at the train station, and threatened with a knife. Morimoto tried to contact his parents, leading to his phone being snatched and the suspect fleeing. The suspect was arrested the next morning by Kanagawa police after the stolen phone was traced.
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