He ended his life because of severe depression

"Rumors" behind the suicide of a famous Japanese chef

The Sikini family denounced the "false rumors."


The family of the well-known Japanese chef in Paris, Taco Sikini (39 years), attributed his suicide recently to press reports accusing him of “sexual assaults”, describing what was reported in this context as “false rumors on social networks,” and his family published yesterday, A statement via these networks clarifying that "the circumstances of Taku Sikini's death are neither normal nor as a result of an accident."

The statement added that the young "chef", whose innovations are praised by kitchen critics, "ended his life due to his suffering from severe depression that he contracted after being publicly questioned", via social networks and on a specialized website.

Sikini’s suicide coincides with the start of investigations in France into cases of sexual violence in the restaurant sector. “Atapola” website published a file on the matter last August, brandishing a “major scandal” and directing accusations against Sikini in particular.

The founder of "Atapula", Frank Benny Rabarust, said in a post on social networks, that Sikini's name "appeared more than once from different sources. She recounted similar facts with slight differences." Trying to interrupt between the information, and every time I get a confirmation of the accusations.

The Sikini family denounced these "false rumors" and stated that "he was never pursued and no complaint was filed against him."

The French version of "Vanity Fair" stated that the accusations leveled against him by the "Atapola" website, regarding rape and sexual assaults, are not based "on any in-depth investigation, nor on any complaint lodged."

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