Toyota's Top PR Exec Arrested In Japan For Importing Hillbilly Heroin
Toyota’s newly-minted Chief Communications Officer, Julie Hamp, has been arrested for allegedly accepting a package of Oxycodone through the mail at the Narita Airport in Tokyo, Japan that originated in the United States.
Hamp, who is the first female managing officer with Toyota, took the post in April after “Prime Minister Shinzo Abe … called on corporate Japan to appoint women to 30 percent of top jobs by 2020,” reports Reuters.
Toyota has released a statement in Hamp’s defence, saying, “Toyota has been made aware of Ms. Hamp’s arrest, but has no further facts in light of the ongoing investigation by the authorities. We are confident, however, that once the investigation is complete, it will be revealed that there was no intention by Ms. Hamp to violate any law.”
Ironically, Hamp’s Twitter account (left) features a quote that couldn’t be more fitting at this moment.
More as it develops.
'More as it develops.' Really? This is what TTAC is about now?
Japan has one of the most restrictive medical systems in the world. And by restrictive I don't mean "prohibitive" but what the yanks would call "anti-competitive."
I don't think the great Kate Hepburn was into heroin or drugs unlike some other stars of the era. Probably just enjoyed a nice cocktail. Apparently she was more of a Ford fan. http://balanceandspice.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/IMG_1934.jpg http://hollywooddreamland.blogspot.com/2009/05/wanted-katharine-hepburn-in-car-circa.html