Actor Pierre Taki has been arrested in Japan for alleged cocaine use. Police officers searched the actor’s automotive following a tip off.
Taki lends his voice and likeness to yakuza Kyohei Hamura in Judgement, the brand new game from the Yakuza workforce. It’s already out in Japan and is because of come to the West later this yr.
Japan has a zero tolerance coverage for drug use and possession of cocaine can carry a sentence of as much as seven years. Sega has quickly pulled Judgement from sale whereas it decides what to do. The writer has additionally been deleting tweets concerning the title.
It would possibly appear to be an overreaction, however it strains up with Japan’s draconian views on unlawful substances and the tough penalties hooked up to them.
In 2018, actor actor Hiroki Narimiya was changed in Yakuza four as a consequence of alleged cocaine offenses. It may very well be that Sega is planning to make the same change in Judgement, although it will seemingly be a protracted and tough course of because the game is already within the wild.
As Kotaku notes, Taki additionally voices Olaf within the Japanese model of Frozen, in addition to in Kingdom Hearts 3. Disney Japan has a monitor report of selecting the nuclear possibility when its stars are caught up in any medicine controversy.