SINGAPORE- Models Kuek Ziyi, 23, Anna Huang, 21, and Esther Lee, 19, who had claimed they were hit by a man repeatedly have been shown up in a video taken by a passer-by.
They said they did not provoke their "attacker" other than honk at him.
It happened on Dec 12 after a ladies' night out at Circular Road.
But a video uploaded on citizen journalism site Stomp and widely circulated on social media shows the models acting aggressively and lashing out at the man.
The women are seen kicking and punching him in the video.
Miss Huang claimed she was pushed onto the road during the "attack". She said she then hit her head on the kerb and vomited blood later.
But the video shows two women grabbing on to their alleged attacker and falling awkwardly after losing their grip.
The New Paper tracked down the man in the video - Mr Yogaraj Silvaraju.
He said: "It was unfair of them to label me the attacker because I was a guy who happened to be alone.
"While I was partly at fault, they haven't accepted any responsibility for themselves."