Atsuko Kurusu tells story behind her attempt at suicide
Ex-gravure idol and “tarento” Atsuko Kurusu, 31, who made waves earlier this month with a blog entry on June 15 saying she was “mentally and physically exhausted,” tells all in the June 23 issue of popular weekly magazine, “Josei Jishin” about her personal troubles and attempted suicide.
According to the magazine, Kurusu was driven to exhaustion over strife in her relationship with a younger actor. The two had been dating since 2007, and had been living together, but after a fight where he called her a “demon,” Kurusu felt she could no longer handle the emotional stress, and attempted suicide by overdosing on sleeping pills. She had also lent her beau money spiraling into the millions of yen.
The pair split up last year and the actor promised he would repay Kurusu, but came to her again in June saying he couldn’t get the money together. Kurusu’s management agency told Sankei Sports magazine, “While we won’t reveal the name of her ex, there is proof of how much money he owes and that he agreed to repay her. Kurusu is considering holding a press conference in a few days.”
Rumors of the name of Kurusu’s ex-boyfriend have leaked on the Internet. The management company of the actor, who is a stage performer that has appeared in shows such as “Tennis no Ojisama,” stated, “This is the first we’ve heard of the issue and we’re quite surprised.”