Multiple women have come forward online over the past month to accuse John Leigh, the event manager of the Anime Matsuri convention, of sexual harassment and inappropriate sexual conduct.  Anime Matsuri, one of the ten largest anime conventions in America, is an annual celebration of Japanese pop culture, fashion and art. People travel from all over the world to attend since it began in 2007, but its image has recently been darkened by a string of blogs and online posts from women who claim Leigh’s behavior toward them is overtly sexual and unwanted, particularly from a married man and a father. The most prominent voiceRead More →

Today, John Leigh posted an entry to the blog he started (you may remember his retracted post where he basically said we simply don’t understand his humor) which can be read here: A small step forward | Blog Today Blog Tomorrow. In his blog, he posted that he was stepping down from the JLA (Japan Lolita Association): While this is a step in the right direction, his wife, Denise Leigh remains in her position as a general manager and honorary kawaii ambassador (America) with the JLA. While she remains in that position, it is unlikely that John Leigh’s power within the JLA, nor his involvementRead More →