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Night Owl Cinematics (NOC) co-founder Sylvia Chan, 33, who has been accused of employee abuse by anonymous IG account @sgcickenrice, apologised in a statement yesterday (Oct 13), acknowledging that her “expressions may have been harsh” but she had “no intention to upset anyone”.

However, less than a day after Sylvia’s apology, NOC talent Samantha Tan, 27, whose alleged mistreatment by Sylvia was what ignited this saga, pointed out inaccuracies in the statement.  

In Sylvia's apology, which took her more than a week to issue, she said Samantha, who joined and eventually won NOC’s reality show kNOCk Out!, “had an existing three year bond with a government agency”.

Sylvia stated that she only found out about that “late into production”.

According to Sylvia, that revelation really “upset” her as Samantha “would not be able to sign a full-time contract with [NOC], which was the grand prize of the show”.

However, in a series of Instagram Stories posted today (Oct 14), Samantha, who is a full-time preschool teacher, clarified that she “signed the talent contract with NOC before filming [for kNOCk Out!] began”.

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