Japanese famous actress Saki Takei got married with TAKAHIRO, a member of a boy band EXILE, on September 1 2017. At the same time, she also revealed her pregnancy. Some medias reported that some companies, which have contract to use her as a brand ambassador, is going to charge a penalty against her.
Saki Takei has about 10 contracts with companies. Generally, when companies make a contract with celebrities for a brand ambassador, some prohibited items like using drug, being arrested etc, are involved in the contract. It is not rare case that getting married or pregnancy are involved in the prohibited items.
Additionally, Saki Takei has been chosen as a main cast of some TV series or movies like Fragile or Rurouni Kenshin(Samurai X). But they might be needed to postpone or cancel due to her pregnancy. So it is said that the damages for breach of contract will be 10,000,000 dollars totally.
It’s only guess but it caused some arguments, though most of people celebrate their marriage and her pregnancy. Some say that the penalty is understandable because she has already agreed the content of the contract and received a large amount of money. Other say that marriage and pregnancy should be celebrated whatever the reason, and if those companies imposes penalty on her pregnancy, it’s clearly discrimination against women.
As of now, no company announced about the penalty on her, but even if they levy on, they never make it public.