Tokyo Sports newspaper in its Jan. 17, 2019 issue reports with the sub-headlines,
"Stalker activities funded by money from the media"
"Intimidation of male fans, and extending a dirty hand to female fans."
Tokyo Sports publishes article on #NGT48, claiming that a former manager, Ms. Kitagawa, was harassed by the "Idol Hunter Gang." She is likely the manager that Inaoka claimed to have forced out through his connection to management.
Fans speculate that Tano Ayaka and Yamada Noe know details about Manager Kitagawa's dismissal from #NGT48.
In their joint Showroom live on Jan. 8, 2019 at 16:50 JST, they mentioned Ms. Kitagawa and then suddenly started talking about duct tape, as if the two are connected.
Tano: "Ms. Kitagawa was let go"
Yamada: "Yeah, that's right. She got sent somewhere. But for us..."
T: "How we feel, right"
Y: "We just wanted to be close to her. Almost like we want to be bound to her"
Y: "Today's item is duct tape!"
Additional info from TokyoSports sourced to an show industry insider: "Apart from Yamaguchi, who fell victim this time, there are also other member(s) who ended up graduating, unable to stand the harassment from the stalker gang and their dirty actions close to assault"
"This is also hinted at in the tweets (now deleted) that Yamaguchi herself posted"
The deleted tweet
Other incident regarding fans and staff
Female fans reported being stalked and harassed to AKS and the management but was ignored
A tweet from an anonymous account by someone that used to work at their event mentioning NGT48 rude attitude and behavior
JP news receive a confession from an NGT fan linking the case to a shady groups of fans:
-once used to boss around back at the AKB theater
-got hold of almost every member's addresses and any other personal infos, using this "catalog" to stalk them at their houses
Several things I just want to mention
Tano mentions inapooh‘ name
Tano Ayaka & Inaoka Ryuunosuke (Inapooh) connection. Inapooh’s voice is behind the camera.
Sounds like Tano mentioned Jo-kai's name. at 0:58 on her showroom
She reads a comment that says, "Jo-kai now (dinner party hosted by Jo)," and she immediately says Joujouen (the yakiniku chain restaurant).
Jo-kai could mean an organization of Jo, or more colloquially, a party hosted (often funded for) by Jo.
Also read comments under this tweet
Kitagawa Joe mocking how weak the Niigata police are because they couldn’t detain him.
By this is finally trending on twitter in North America and covered by CNN