NEWS member Yuya Tegoshi has been found drinking with underage women.
A video obtained by Shukan Bunshun showed Tegoshi at a karaoke bar drinking with several people back in December 2017. Interviews conducted by the magazine verified that two of the women were underage.
Both of the underage women in the video were talents. One was 19-years-old while the other was 17-years-old. Tegoshi is currently 30-year-old.
In response to the video, the 17-year-old woman was let go by her management company on June 11 for violating Tokyo's ordinance regarding minors being out late. However, she is said to have denied allegations that she was drinking underage.
This is the 3rd NEWS member in the span of a week to get caught drinking with underage women. Last week, an audio recording obtained by Shukan Bunshun revealed that group members Keiichiro Koyama and Shigeaki Kato encourage two underage women to drink at a party.
Keiichiro Koyama has suspended his activities due to his involvement in the underage drinking scandal.