We have recently become aware that, during Anime Expo 2013, an individual not connected with the SPJA created an unauthorized and highly inappropriate hidden camera video and, worse, posted it on YouTube. It has since been removed from display.
Anime Expo, as well as all other SPJA events, are family-friendly and we do not take this action lightly — sexual harassment of any attendee in any way is unacceptable.
We have opened a case with the Los Angeles Police Department; if you are a victim of this unauthorized video or witnessed the recording, and would also like to make a report, please contact the LAPD Central Division at: 213-485-3294.
Our hearts and prayers go out to all of you, especially those who have been impacted by these disrespectful and violating actions. We will do all we can to assist those who have been wronged as this case moves forward, and are investigating what legal remedies the SPJA may have, if any, against those who violated the wonderful, joyous atmosphere of AX.
Chief Executive Officer
Society for the Promotion of Japanese Animation