A Singapore Lawyer Is Upset That Videos Of Him Assaulting His Female Staff Were Leaked
Samuel Seow, a high-profile entertainment lawyer in Singapore, has filed a police report after two videos were leaked that showed him verbally and physically assaulting female members of his staff
According to the 46-year-old lawyer, who released a statement on Friday, 26 April, people are "constantly and conscientiously" seeking to damage him.
The assault captured in the videos, which were leaked on Thursday, 25 April 2019, had actually happened in May last year at the Samuel Seow Law Corporation.
At the time, the entertainment lawyer was the Managing Director at the firm and was accused of physically and verbally assaulting two staff in separate incidents.
In one of the two videos, Samuel is seen beating and chasing after a female member of his staff as she tries to defend herself:
In another video, he is seen talking down to a woman and extending his right hand to hit her face and upper body several times
When other colleagues try to intervene, attempting to restrain Samuel, he hits another female employee, shoving her on the floor
After a while, the videos show both female employees being sent out of the office.
At the time of the incident, one of the employees had made a police report in which she accused the lawyer of grabbing and pushing her, reported the Straits Times.
However, she withdrew the police report last May.
Now that the videos of his behaviour towards his female staff were leaked, bringing the incident again in the news, Samuel says he hopes to find "closure with this issue soon" so he can "move on"
While he admits that there was an "issue in his office last year, he claims he is "unsure" what people posting edited sound clips and videos "are trying to achieve".
"On 25 April, two videos were posted on YouTube, resurfacing matters which took place in my office last year. I am unsure what the people who continually post edited sound clips and videos are trying to achieve.
"I had admitted that there was an issue in my office last year and will leave the police to reach their findings," he said in his statement on Friday.
According to him, "being an entrepreneur is never easy and juggling between finding the work, feeding people and paying salaries on time is a constant struggle."
As someone who has three companies to manage, I do get stressed up.
"It's not an excuse but it’s been a year and the relevant people have made peace and wish for this to be behind us.
I hope to find closure with this issue soon, so I can move on with my life after my mistake from a year ago, so that the people who are constantly and conscientiously seeking to damage me can finally also, rest peacefully."