Painting of porn star Saori Hara rumored to be one of artworks stolen by Thai senior official

This article was updated on Jan. 26, 2017 at 5:50pm 

A painting of Japanese porn star Saori Hara was rumored to be one of three paintings stolen from a Japanese hotel by a Thai director-general who has since been arrested.

Thai news organization TNN24 today identified an illustration of Saori Hara as one of the paintings allegedly stolen by a Thai senior official while he was on a business trip to Kyoto, Japan and busted with three paintings wirth JPY15,000 (THB4,650) at the time of his checkout.

The Japanese media identified the Thai senior official as Suphat Saguandeekul, deputy director-general of Department of Intellectual Property, while Thai officials still refuse to print his name.

Photo: Department of Intellectual Property

TNN24 later removed the post on Facebook without giving an explanation after it went viral. Either way, we can all see why Suphat needed to steal this painting, which was drawn from a famous photograph of Saori.

Saori Hara, 29, is an award-winning adult film star of Japanese-German descent. She rose to a successful career in porn, selling over 270,000 copies of her first video in 2009. But we’re sure that’s not the only thing that rose. She also starred in the famous Hong Kong erotic film “3D Sex and Zen: Extreme Ecstasy.”

Editor’s Note: After the publication of this story, Department of Intellectual Property responded that the senior officials stole three paintings of landscape.

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