Japanese actress Serena Kozakura was convicted in July 2007 of willful destruction of property and sentenced to 14 months imprisonment, suspended for three years conditioned on good behavior. Her conviction was based on the testimony of a male friend who alleged that in November 2006 she kicked a hole in his door that she crawled through into his Tokyo apartment because she thought he was with another woman.
Kozakura appealed to Tokyo’s High Court on the basis that she could not have committed the crime because with 44″ breasts she could not fit through the 8-1/2″ x 28-1/2″ hole in the door. Her lawyer conducted a demonstration for the appeals court judges to prove his argument, and he also argued that the clothes she wore on that day showed no signs of damage that would have occurred by trying to squeeze through the hole, and her shoes showed no signs of damage that would have been caused by kicking a hole in the door.
The appeals court judges agreed and overturned her conviction. The presiding judge stated, â€œThere are considerable doubts about the man’s testimony.â€ Read the story in the Mainichi Daily News.
See a video on the Pinoyspy Reporter website of an interview with Kozakura and a filmed demonstration of her inability to fit through a hole the size that was in the door.
By Hans Sherrer / Justice Denied