EXILE and GENERATIONS member Alan Shirahama is reported to have had an affair with a Japanese woman in her early 20s living in Los Angeles.
The story was reported by tabloid magazine Shukan Bunshun, with an official from LDH confirming the relationship to the publication.
According to the magazine, Shirahama began his relationship with the married woman, referred to as Mrs. Kawatani, in May of last year. The two continued seeing each other through January of this year.
In February 2018, Mrs. Kawatani's husband reportedly found out about the affair. The fight between the two prompted neighbors to call the police, and were later arrested on suspicion of assault.
According to LDH, Shirahama was unaware of Mrs. Kawatani's marriage while the two were together.
Shukan Bunshun alleges that an official from LDH met Mrs. Kawatani on February 25 to have her sign a non-disclosure agreement. She was allegedly paid $30,000 in exchange for not talking about the relationship between her and Shirahama.
This is not the first relationship scandal Shukan Bunshun has uncovered involving Shirahama. In 2013, the magazine broke news that AKB48 member Minami Minegishi was spending the night with him.
In an act of repentance for her actions, Minegishi shaved her head and appeared in a video crying and asking for forgiveness. The story became an international sensation for its shocking nature.