Japanese adult star Maria Ozawa is livid that immigration pulled her out of a friend’s birthday party in Bali for what she believes was an orchestrated opportunity just so officers could get a selfie with her.
But Indonesian Immigration is denying allegations that officers brought Ozawa in for questioning for a selfie set up and claims that the examination of the 32-year-old was following standard operating procedure.
Ozawa, also known as Miyabi, took to Instagram on Wednesday to express her disgust over the whole situation. She says she had been at the birthday party of her “good friend Barbie Nouva” on Tuesday evening when towards the end of the party, immigration officers came up and took her passport.
The party got cancelled as she went into questioning and Ozawa says officers told her that someone from the party tipped them off that she was doing “something bad or business or whatever”.
“After talking about NONSENSE for 2hrs in the office, they printed out some papers for me to sign.. gave me back my passport, told me over and over how FAMOUS I am in Indonesia and as I was walking out from the office,they asked me to take a selfie with them,” Ozawa wrote in an Instagram caption on Wednesday.
“So did the immigration people make up stories and snoop around, gathered Information, track me down take my passport ( knowing I will come get it) JUST TO TAKE A SELFIE WITH ME!?,” she continued.
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I’m sure most of you guys know by now about the horrible experience I had to go through yesterday around 11pm-3am at immigration of Bali, Indonesia. I was attending a birthday party of my good friend Barbie Nouva and as the party was ending , two guys suddenly came up to me and said they wr ppl from the immigration and needed to see my passport and as cheesy as it sounded I had no choice but to show it to them and the next second they just ran off w/o saying anything with my passport …!!! WE ALL PANICKED called up some people..Canceled the party and went straight to the immigration office. …… LONG STORY SHORT the officers told me that someone from the bday party called up the immigration office and told them I’m trying to do something bad or business or whatever and telling all the lies,rumors anything to get me into trouble . Like WTF !!!! And after talking about NONSENSE for 2hrs in the office , they printed out some papers for me to sign.. gave me back my passport, told me over and over how FAMOUS I am in Indonesia and as I was walking out from the office,they asked me to take a selfie with them… Like what!?Seriously ? So did the immigration people make up stories and snoop around ,gathered Information, track me down take my passport ( knowing I will come get it) JUST TO TAKE A SELFIE WITH ME!? This is so wrong in so many ways .. I’m glad I’m well known but this country needs to change, these people are erasing the “good” people out there. Stop harassing me every time I visit Indonesia .. Clearly I need more privacy . Wake up Indonesia I know you guys are better .
There’s no formal accusation or evidence, so it didn’t happen, says Directorate General of Immigration spokesman, Teodorus Simarmata.
“This is our response to the allegations. At the time of the investigation, until it was finished, there was no statement, meaning that there is no accusation or evidence,” Teodorus said on Wednesday night, as quoted by Detik.
“So, the information we received was that Maria Ozawa first arrived in Bali on November 5 to attend her friend’s birthday. The second piece of information turned out to be that her friend advertised the birthday event while stating the arrival of Maria Ozawa. Based on that information, from one thing or another, immigration dropped a team on November 6 to the location of the party. Upon checking, it turned out that Maria Ozawa did no activities in violation of her visa,” Teodorus explained.
Immigration wanted to check if the mature audience entertainer was coming to do a tour or activity, but she was found to have zero violations, the spokesman stressed.
From the party on Nov. 6, Ozawa was brought for nearly three hours of examination at the Denpasar Immigration Office. This was in line with SOP, according to Teodorus.
“In accordance with standard procedure, after conducting the supervision, officers introduced themselves and asked for documents. After the documents were given, the officers stated that Maria Ozawa should make an official report at the office. But because Maria Ozawa was catching a flight home that day, she forced immigration officers to complete it that night too,” he said.
“After the examination was completed, she was released by the Denpasar Immigration Officer to continue her plans or go home. That’s the chronology,” he added.
Ozawa has certainly been left with a bitter taste in her mouth after the whole experience.
“This is so wrong in so many ways .. I’m glad I’m well known but this country needs to change, these people are erasing the ‘good”’people out there,” she wrote on her Instagram.
“Stop harassing me every time I visit Indonesia .. Clearly I need more privacy. Wake up Indonesia I know you guys are better.”
Miyabi really is well known in the country. She has a huge following in Indonesia and ironically, fantasies of her getting kidnapped have hit the silver screen before–a (comedy) movie about kidnapping her was made locally back in 2010.