Additional Civil Case May Not Proceed in Takayuki Tsubaki Attack
Takayuki Tsubaki (Kazuma Kenzaki/Kamen Rider Blade) recently appeared on the Fuji TV show “Non-Stop!” on Monday, March 26, 2018. He also spoke about the event on his blog in a post sharing the same name of the show.
In November 2016, Tsubaki was involved in a “road rage” incident in Tokyo, where he suffered serious injuries, including facial fractures. Tsubaki was leaving a rehearsal and encountered a man on his motorcycle. The men engaged in an argument. The man’s brother contacted his brother and attacked Tsubaki with a golf club. As a result, Tsubaki’s left cheek and upper jaw were broken, along with his nose.
Tsubaki pressed charges on his assailant. The trial took a longer length than anticipated (around six months) because the assailant insisted that he attacked the actor in self-defense. The assailant was convicted and sentenced to three years in prison and five years of probation.
Tsubaki is trying to hold a civil case against his assailant for medical treatment expenses, consultation fees, and more, due to the long hiatus he was forced to take from acting after the event. Unfortunately, the civil trial process has come to a halt. Tsubaki announced that the trial cannot proceed due to the assailant refusing further contact and only stating he is unable to pay attorney fees (and may not be eligible for a court-appointed lawyer for this civil case). Since the assailant is also defying all claims, it makes for a difficult process.
“As long as the defendant cannot make payments, we can only wait for their circumstances to change, or cope as it is.” Tsubaki stated on his blog.
At first, the assailant refused to respond to any discussions. It’s easy to take on a civil case, but if the other party doesn’t make his court apperances, then it only adds up additional lawyer costs.
Still, Tsubaki continues to discuss the issue on his blog and on tv appearances. Other victims in related cases have reached out to him, thanking him for speaking out. Tsubaki stated he is happy to be able to tell his story, as he was previously accused of previously staying silent.
Article Sources: Daily Sports