Friday, December 9, 2016
8 Dec 2016
On Dec 2, FRIDAY published an article alleging cocaine use by Narimiya.
He denied the accusation and his agency Top Coat threatened legal action against FRIDAY's publishing company, Kodansha.
On Dec 9, FRIDAY released another article, prefacing it with the fact that up to Dec 7, Top Coat still has not taken any legal action against them. This time, his friend A-san also provided FRIDAY with a taped phone conversation between the two. A-san claims that he often buys cocaine for Narimiya and Narimiya is a seasoned cocaine user.
"Hiroki uses a credit card to cut up the cocaine into a line. Then he rolls up a 1000 yen bill into a straw to snort it up. He does it like he's used to it."
In the conversation, they talk about 'charlie' which is a street name for cocaine.
A: Hiroki, how was it today?
Narimiya: It was great~. Really good, really good.
A: What do you wanna do? Want another?
Narimiya: Charlie? Hmm... let's see... yeah, bring it.
Top Coat released the result of a urine drug test Narimiya took on Dec 7. It tested negative.
Narimiya and his brother were raised by a single mother, but she passed away when he was 14, leaving him alone with his 8-year-old brother. Narimiya quit school while in first year of junior high and started working. He wondered if there was a way he could earn as much as a graduate does, in order to support his brother. He passed an audition he took on a whim and entered the entertainment industry. He made his debut in 2000 at age 17, playing Kane in the stage play 'Unidentified Human Remains and the True Nature of Love'. In TBS program 'A-studio' aired last year, his brother said the naked light bulb they started with is now a chandelier, and the television, a home system. He expressed his gratitude to his elder brother who sacrificed his youth to bring him up, with the strictness and kindness of both a mother and father.