Although Egawa, 49, was appointed guardian in March at the request of the 18-year-old girl, who had said she wanted to leave the cult, Egawa said, “The girl is increasingly apt to admire Matsumoto as a ‘guru.’ I can’t support a girl who considers herself to be a successor to the cult’s guru.”
According to sources, the daughter secretly made contact with cult members and members of a new group led by former cult leader Fumihiro Joyu after Egawa became her guardian.
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