Olympus scandal book appears ahead of crucial meeting (update October 2012)
April 19, 2012
Olympus scandal whistleblower Michael Woodford has published a book, giving his account of the £1.1 billion accounting cover-up, ahead of a crucial shareholders’ meeting in Tokyo tomorrow.
The book, written in Japanese, is called Terminated.
An Olympus Tokyo spokesperson declined to comment on the book when approached by Amateur Photographer earlier this week, citing ongoing legal action with Woodford as the reason.
An English version of the book is expected to follow later this year, entitled Exposed.
In February, Woodford spoke to Amateur Photographer (AP) about what he planned to include in the books.
Tomorrow, Woodford will attend an extraordinary shareholders’ meeting in Tokyo, where he is expected to object to the nominations of the new Olympus chairman and president.
Last October, Woodford sought police protection amid fears that the scandal was linked to the Japanese criminal underworld.
A few weeks later, Woodford told AP how he felt he was living through a real-life ‘John Grisham novel’.