But condemnation is coming from inside the organization as well as Rino Sashihara took to twitter to criticize management.
"Management can't continue like this. There is no way someone could continue to support in their current state. I want to think that there are no staff members who think this was ok, but as it stands, it feels ridiculous to say 'Let's continue supporting them!'," Sashihara said.
The strongest and swiftest outcry came after Yamaguchi apologized for causing trouble by revealing the assault against her. While it's not known whether she did this of her own accord or management made her do this, Sashihara pointed out that both scenarios are problematic.
"I don't want to think that management made her apologize for the incident, but assuming she decided to do this on her own and felt she needed to apologize, this too makes me worry. It is problematic that no staff member told her she didn't have to apologize," she said.
Sashihara said she decided to speak out against management to be a voice for the other members who do not have the power to do so.
Maho Yamaguchi was assaulted by two men in December. The two were arrested, but were let go without being charged. Yamaguchi was unable to reveal what happened until a month later due to management intervention.