The ex-wife of former F1 driver Jenson Button, model Jessica Michibata, has been arrested ‘for possession of MDMA’ in Japan.
The 38-year-old was arrested after a parcel containing MDMA was ordered to the hotel she was staying at with an acquaintance, people familiar with the investigation said on Monday, according to the Japan Times.
Michibata is denying the allegations, according to local media reports.
A customs officer reportedly found the synthetic drug hidden in an overseas package to Japan, with Michibata’s hotel in Tokyo as the shipping address.
Investigators from Tokyo’s Metropolitan Police Department raided the hotel and arrested the two individuals.
Jessica Michibata (right) first met F1 driver Jenson Button (left) in 2008 in a hotel bar in Tokyo and they began dating eight months later. They got married in 2014 and divorced one year later
The 38-year-old Michibata (pictured) was arrested after suspicions that she had ordered MDMA while staying at a hotel in Tokyo with an acquaintance, people familiar with the investigation said on Monday
Michibata is currently living in the United States but was born in Japan.
A statement by her modeling agency Revive from Monday said:
‘We apologise to everyone for any concern the reports of Jessica Michibata, which belongs to our company, have caused.
‘We are currently unable to contact Michibata directly and we are collecting information to confirm the facts.
‘Since the incident is under investigation by the police, we will refrain from disclosing any further details.’
Michibata first met F1 driver Jenson Button in 2008 in a hotel bar in Tokyo and they began dating eight months later.
They split for a short time in 2011 before he proposed on Valentine’s Day 2014, with a ring worth £250,000.
They tied the knot in a lavish Hawaiian ceremony in December 2014.
They called time on their relationship just one year later but say they remain on good terms.
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