Popular Japanese wrestler Hana Kimura tragically took her own life after she was cyberbullied. This stemmed from an appearance on the reality show Terrace House. Online backlash over a segment on that show was harsh after she had an altercation with another cast member. Now an Osaka man has been charged with sending her hateful messages, and he was given an $80 fine.
Nippon reports that the Tokyo Prosecutors’ Office stated that they made and indictment again “a man in his 20’s” following Kimura’s May 2020 suicide. You can click here to watch the segment from Terrance House which caused this tragedy.
The man in his 2o’s was fined 9,000 yen which converts to around $80. That was the penalty that the court found was justified for bullying a girl until she took her own life, but he was not the only one tweeting at her.
News broke following Kimura’s death that Japanese authorities were going after those who cyberbullied her. Due to that report coming out, hundreds of comments at Kimura were deleted.
Those who left their comments up are now starting to see their day in court. It’s unknown what this particular person said to Hana Kimura, but it was enough to earn an $80 fine.
Hana Kimura’s official cause of death was ingestion of hydrogen-sulfide. This was a terrible tragedy that could have been avoided. RIP.