Masyoshi Mukai, aka Jeremy Long, revealed that he is now serving the maximum sentence of 10 years for his DUI felony charge that stemmed from a fatal car crash in late 2017.
During the investigation, authorities noted that “drugs appear to be a contributing factor” in the accident which took the life of Mukai’s 20-year-old friend Maya Isabelle Thone.
Starting my 10yr at Htime prison term today. Will be at Merced Co Main Jail PO Box 2267 Merced, CA 95344 for few weeks then U can find me via https://t.co/gl32tYCoGl hmu real name Masayoshi Mukai. Pls dont send me $, instead support AznArtists lik: @JeshbyJesh + @chinamacmusic
— Jeremy Long (@JLongAznCock) January 9, 2019
The 34-year-old former porn star shared in a Twitter post earlier this month that he will be initially detained at a Merced County jail for a few weeks.
In his final statement published on NextShark back in September before “leaving the spotlight forever,” he opened up about the pain he experienced following the accident on December 26, 2017.
“I can’t even begin to construct a set of words that can express how pained my heart and soul are, how much self-hatred I’ve developed towards myself, and the complete loss of an understanding of the world, and what I thought was its fundamental tenets. There was never a clearer scenario than ours with who should have survived. I cannot make any sense of why I was allowed to survive. She was without exaggeration one of the most caring people I’ve known who lost her life while literally trying to save mine.”
In his post, he explained that he was voluntarily taking the maximum sentence to “express my feelings and shed light on how pained my heart is.”
In addition to taking the maximum sentence, Mukai also revealed that he contemplated on doing the Japanese ritual known as yubitsume, which involves chopping off one’s pinky finger.
“It is a centuries-old tradition that my ancestors, if not personally partook, at least respected. It lends it a sense of legitimacy in my eyes. It is something permanent, and beyond mere words. It fulfills it as meaningful enough to use to address something with this level of seriousness.”
He revealed that he has already done the act once last year due to family issues and is willing to do it again in hopes of beginning a GoFundMe to raise funds for Thone’s family.
Aware that such an act “could be very easily misinterpreted as a wild act of insanity, when it is a purposely, calculated act of apology and self-punishment,” he further elaborated on its context.
“I hope it will be viewed as what I intended it to be, a sincere act of remorse and expression of sorrow. It is a centuries-old tradition with origins in samurai culture, as each missing finger weakens one’s ability to wield a sword. This tradition has carried on in modern times, with symbolic meaning,” he said.