Johnny Somali breaks silence on arrest & admits he lied in Japanese court

Michael Gwilliam
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Controversial Kick streamer Johnny Somali has finally broken his silence after being arrested in Japan for and even admitted to lying to the judge in court.

Johnny Somali terrorized Japan throughout 2023 by getting into fights with locals, disturbing the peace, and even confronting other streamers.

In September, he was arrested for allegedly trespassing on a construction site and the following month was apprehended again, this time for an unauthorized stream in a restaurant where he blasted loud music.

While the trespassing charges were dropped, Somali was fined ¥200K, around $1,400 USD for his restaurant antics, but according to the streamer, he openly lied to the judge and prosecutor in court.

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Johnny Somali was arrested by Japanese police twice.

Kick streamer Johnny Somali says he lied in court

During a broadcast with fellow streamer ‘2TrellK,’ Somali claimed that if he was sentenced to time in jail, it would have been because of his friend, Jino, snitching on him.

“Who do you think they were asking about the money, how many viewers there are – you think I’m speaking? They asked me ‘did you go in the construction site?’ Yes, that’s obvious. They have footage. Even the lawyer said, ‘yo, if it’s obvious, admit it. Don’t be stupid.’”

While Johnny did confess to playing music in the restaurant and trespassing, he also says he was bombarded with questions during an eight-hour interrogation.

According to the streamer, he was asked questions such as what airport he entered the country at, where he was staying, and what he does on stream. However, when questioned about a “cha-ching” noise on his broadcast, he directly answered “no comment.”

“You can’t give [them] a motive! They’re gonna go to the judge and say, ‘he said he did this for money!’” the streamer added.

Somali then went on to bring up his trial where he revealed he told the judge and prosecutor he wasn’t making any money from advertisers in his videos and wasn’t making any money at all.

“They didn’t know!” Somali and 2TrellK laughed. “You know what I told the detective? I said I do this because I like to film my own documentaries.”

The entire VOD of the conversation has since been deleted from Kick, but it was partially saved and uploaded to YouTube. It’s not clear what else the streamer revealed during his discussion about his time in Japan.

So far, he hasn’t returned to stream on Kick, nor has he posted to any of his social media accounts hinting at a return to the platform.

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