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Lawyer Samuel Seow and former employee drop police reports against each other

SINGAPORE — Entertainment lawyer Samuel Seow and his former employee have both withdrawn police reports against each other, more than a week after she alleged that she had been physically and verbally assaulted by him.

Mr Samuel Seow, managing director of Samuel Seow Law Corporation.

Mr Samuel Seow, managing director of Samuel Seow Law Corporation.

SINGAPORE — Entertainment lawyer Samuel Seow and his former employee have both withdrawn police reports against each other, more than a week after she alleged that she had been physically and verbally assaulted by him.

In a press release issued on Friday (May 25) and signed off by Mr Seow's artiste management company Beam Artistes and the 19-year-old former employee, the teen said that her actions were "misguided", and led by "several disgruntled ex-lawyers" from Mr Seow's law firm.

"Mr Seow remains an important mentor and benefactor to me," she said. The girl worked for Beam Artistes and her name is withheld for privacy reasons, the company said.

TODAY reported before that the girl claimed Mr Seow, 45, had grabbed and pushed her to the ground, flung a metal stapler at her, splashed cold water on her, or threatened to "take a knife and kill her" on at least three occasions over March and April — claims that the lawyer refuted.

She filed complaints to the police on May 12 and the Law Society of Singapore on May 16 relating to Mr Seow's alleged misconduct.

In her letter addressed to the Law Society on Friday, the former employee wrote that she has resolved her issues with Mr Seow directly and wishes to withdraw "unreservedly any allegations against him".

Mr Seow, who is managing director of Samuel Seow Law Corporation, is well-known in the entertainment scene here for representing performing artistes including former actress Michelle Saram and singer-songwriter Tanya Chua in legal cases. He also runs Beam Artistes, which organises annual beauty pageant Manhunt Singapore.

In a previous interview with TODAY, the lawyer admitted that he has a temper. He also said that he filed a police report against the teenager alleging that she stored some sensitive company information on her personal laptop, and refused to return it after her termination.

Now, a police report filed on May 15 by Beam Artistes against the former employee over improper behaviour and wrongful appropriation of company property has similarly been withdrawn.

Mr Seow said in the statement on Friday that the entire incident has been "deeply regrettable" and caused unnecessary pain and distress to all parties.

"I am very happy that we have been able to open lines of communications to resolve this issue," he said.

He declined to comment further on the matter, apart from saying that he met up with the girl and had a conversation with her before they came to a resolution.

She is in the process of returning his company's property, he added.

The former employee could not be reached for comments.

TODAY understands that the teen is also involved in an ongoing court case with another entertainment company, Blink! Events & Entertainment. The owner of the company is seeking legal action against her and two other individuals.

She allegedly trespassed into the company's office after her employment stint was terminated. Security footage reportedly showed her stealing items within the office and rummaging through the personal belongings of the company's founder.

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