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Maria Ozawa accuses Bali immigration of harassment, invasion of privacy

By: - Content Strategist
/ 11:09 AM November 08, 2018

Image: Instagram/@maria.ozawa

Maria Ozawa did not mince words when she recently expressed her exasperation and disappointment over her unpleasant experience with the immigration of Bali, Indonesia, which she said consisted of harassment and violation of her privacy.

In an Instagram post yesterday, Nov. 7, the former adult film actress shared a clip of a television news report regarding the incident, wherein she expressed her sadness over rumors that she was doing “business” secretly at a friend’s party. She said in the report that she just came to party with a friend but instead found herself in a “very disappointing” situation.

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In her post, Ozawa narrated that she attended the birthday party of her good friend Barbie Nouva when two guys suddenly approached her toward the end of the celebrations and told her they were from immigration.

“[They] 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,” Ozawa wrote. “WE ALL PANICKED called up some people..Canceled the party and went straight to the immigration office……. ”

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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 .

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Ozawa said the officers from immigration told her someone from the birthday party had called them up and told them she was doing “business.”

“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!!!!”

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She added that she spent two hours in the immigration office “talking about NONSENSE” before being made to sign papers. The immigration officers, too, kept telling her how “famous” she was in Indonesia and went as far as asking her for a selfie.

“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?”

She then wondered out loud whether the officers from immigration just made up stories, snooped around and gathered information so they could track her down and take her passport knowing she would come and get it.

It was an experience that left Ozawa feeling violated, as she wrote, “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 then drew the line and called on people to stop harassing her.

“Stop harassing me every time I visit Indonesia.  Clearly I need more privacy. Wake up Indonesia I know you guys are better.”

This incident is not the first time that saw Ozawa being harassed and stalked in public. Early this year in January, Ozawa slammed ride-hailing service Uber after a Filipino driver who introduced himself as “Ben” privately messaged her. As per Ozawa, she had experienced incidents of stalking and invasion of privacy before, such as having her phone number shared around by drivers, despite going to great lengths in protecting her identity.

Ozawa wrote then that she loves the Philippines, but could not trust the country at all for Filipinos’ lack of professionalism.  /ra

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