Things are going from bad to worse for Tomoko Nakajima, 40, one half of the comedy duo Othello (along with Nahomi Matsushima).
Nakajima has been having financial troubles since April last year when she took time off from her regular TBS Saturday morning variety program “Shittoko!” due to “health reasons.”
According to Nikkan Sports, Nakajima is being sued by a real estate company for more than 6.5 million rent in arrears for her Tokyo apartment and office. The tabloid also said that Nakajima’s flatmate is a mystic woman who has gained control over her mind. Nakajima, whose weight is said to have ballooned, has dropped out of sight since late last year.
Nikkan Sports reported that TV stations in Tokyo and Osaka have dropped her from four programs that she used to be on, although guest hosts have been filling in for her since last year.