Fortune teller ordered to pay damages to client she forced into prostitution

first_imgFortune teller ordered to pay damages to client she forced into prostitution Tokyo District Court ruled that the clairvoyant brainwashed the woman into believing she owed her money. Share Tweet Email Short URL By AFP Sunday 22 Jan 2017, 9:00 AM Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article 25,614 Views 26 Comments center_img A ferry goes by the Rainbow Bridge in Tokyo. Image: AP/Press Association Images A ferry goes by the Rainbow Bridge in Tokyo. Image: AP/Press Association Images Jan 22nd 2017, 9:00 AM A FORTUNE TELLER in Japan has been ordered to pay €800,000 in damages to a female client she forced into prostitution, local media reported.Tokyo District Court ruled that the clairvoyant brainwashed the woman into believing she owed her money, forcing her to pay off the debt by working in the sex industry and then pocketing nearly all of her income, some 90 million yen (€735,000).The psychic, who was not identified in media reports, reportedly convinced her victim to move into an apartment she owned and then ordered her to work as a prostitute to pay rent and other costs.“The fortune teller fuelled the woman’s fears by leading her to believe that she owed her a lot of money,” presiding judge Sotaro Tomuro said in his ruling on Wednesday.The victim, who had sought 100 million yen in damages, started seeing the fortune teller in 2008 and came to depend on her advice, media reports said.By 2011 she had moved into the flat and started working in the sex industry, which reportedly lasted until 2013.The fortune teller sometimes left the women to live on the equivalent of just €1 a day, the court heard.© – AFP, 2017Read: Three killed and 20 more injured after car drives into pedestrians in Melbourne > http://jrnl.ie/3196689 last_img

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