In response to this, Becky held a press conference in the evening of 6 January and apologised for the inconvenience, concern and trouble caused by this matter. She admitted that she is a fan of Kawatani and had been to his concerts and went out for meals together. Becky also confirmed that she had spent the New Year holidays at his hometown in Nagasaki with him. Despite the fact that she claimed that they are not dating, she acknowledged that her actions were not appropriate and caused an unnecessary misunderstanding about the nature of their relationship. As such, she apologised to her fans and working partners as well as Kawatani's family, fans and related personnel for the controversy and will reflect on herself.
On the same evening, Kawatani's agency also released a statement from him which stated that Becky is just a close friend. In addition, he announced officially for the first time that he had married his wife last summer. Kawatani acknowledged that as a married man, he should have been more careful about his behaviour and the misunderstanding brought about by his actions. He apologised for what happened and said that he needs to reflect on what he had done.
Source: Oricon 1 / Oricon 2