NOC's Sylvia Breaks Silence 14 Days After Bullying Allegations But Samantha Raises Dispute

NOC's Sylvia Breaks Silence 14 Days After Bullying Allegations But Samantha Raises Dispute

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By Jean on 14 Oct 2021
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Sylvia Chan, co-founder of Singaporean YouTube channel Night Owl Cinematics, has released an apology statement 2 weeks after bullying allegations against her first surfaced on social media.

Read on to find out more about NOC's Sylvia apology statement!

On 13 October, the 33-year-old YouTuber released an apology statement, in which she acknowledged that she had not lived up to the standards expected of her.

NOC Sylvia's apology
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NOC Sylvia's apology
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Sylvia explained that while the language used on her colleagues might have been "harsh", "it was never [her] intention to upset anyone".

"This is a difficult but much needed lesson for me to learn about management and leadership," she said after acknowledging that she has "failed to provide the safe space for [her] colleagues to give [her] feedback".

NOC Sylvia's apology
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NOC Sylvia's apology
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Pleading with the public, the YouTuber asked for the "time and space to [let NOC] do what is necessary" and hoped that "nobody else will be dragged through the mud".

NOC Sylvia's apology
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At the end of her statement,  Sylvia revealed that she "will be removed from NOC's lineup of artistes" as she "[does] not deserve the current job opportunities NOC offers". However, it remains unclear if she's still part of NOC's management team.

NOC Sylvia's apology
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Her post, which garnered over 23.7K likes (at the time of writing) received an influx of comments – some rendered support while others said that her apology was a "weak" one.

An Instagram user's comment on Sylvia's apology statement
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An Instagram user's comment on Sylvia's apology statement
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An Instagram user's comment on Sylvia's apology statement
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An Instagram user's comment on Sylvia's apology statement
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An Instagram user's comment on Sylvia's apology statement
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An Instagram user's comment on Sylvia's apology statement
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Addressing allegations of her verbal abuse against Samantha Tan –winner of NOC's reality show kNOCkout –, Sylvia said that despite using "strong language" against Samantha, it was "never [her] intention to harm, abuse or discriminate against her".

NOC Sylvia's apology
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NOC Sylvia's apology
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Sylvia further explained that she was upset after she found out that Samantha had an existing 3-year bond with a government agency which meant that she wouldn't be able to sign a full-time contract with NOC.

"In my anger, I made my sentiments clear so that other contestants, who would be able to join us as a full-time content creator, can have the opportunity," she shared.

The YouTuber also revealed that Samantha has reached out to her and that the two have made peace.

The public, however, had dividing views on her clarification.

An Instagram user's comment on Sylvia's apology statement
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An Instagram user's comment on Sylvia's apology statement
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Samantha has also refuted Sylvia's apology in which she stated that the contract was signed 3 years before the filming of kNOCkout and that she had informed the company about her 3-year bond with a government agency prior to the production.

"The lawyer from NOC also reviewed my contract to make sure it was okay that I have two contracts running at the same time," she shared.

Samantha Tan Refutes Sylvia's Apology
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She added that all 8 contestants had signed the contract prior to the filming of kNOCkout.

Samantha Tan Refutes Sylvia's Apology
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"I won't say anymore because I cannot afford a lawsuit," Samantha said in her latest Instagram Story.

Samantha Tan Refutes Sylvia's Apology
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