In March 2023, Tokyo District Court handed down a ruling ordering the disclosure of information on the person who posted the video regarding a sexual video that pretends to be a Female VTuber Talent’s Performer / Voice Model (so-called “Inside Person”).
According to a report by Bengo4.com, the plaintiff is a popular female VTuber celebrity who, although she avoided mentioning the VTuber’s name, showed multiple characteristics of the character and included images of a flesh-and-blood woman removing her clothes and sexually suggestive images, pointing out that the video was a “pillow fight. The video was sold on the “FC2 Contents Market Adult” streaming service for adults.
The plaintiff, claiming that he was “A completely different person and was deeply hurt by the factually false content,” filed a lawsuit in the Tokyo District Court to identify the poster, alleging infringement of his honor rights as a “Inside Person (Performer / Voice Model)” of a VTuber. The court noted that the postings indicated facts about flesh-and-blood human beings, and found that the postings targeted VTubers, and also found that the postings constituted a violation of the plaintiff’s honor rights as a VTuber under that name, and ordered disclosure of the posters’ information.