Counsellor demands 'unreserved apology' from Amos Yee

Counsellor demands 'unreserved apology' from Amos Yee
Vincent Law (right) has demanded an "unreserved apology" from Amos Yee

Update on May 15: Teen blogger Amos Yee has posted an apology to his former bailor on his Facebook page early Friday morning.

In the post, Yee said: "I am extremely remorseful for the turmoil that I have caused to Vincent and his family, for the allegations towards him that he molested me."

He added: "I am currently tendering a long, and detailed public apology to Vincent and his family, for my horrid actions."

On Wednesday, family and youth counsellor Mr Vincent Law demanded an 'unreserved apology' as well as a full retraction of the statement Yee had made earlier the same day.

SINGAPORE - The counsellor who previously acted as bailor for Amos Yee is demanding an 'unreserved apology' from the teen for a molest allegation made on Wednesday afternoon, The Online Citizen (TOC) reported.

Family and youth counsellor Vincent Law also demanded for a full retraction of the statement Yee made on Facebook.

Yee, 16, had accused Law of molesting him via a post on Facebook, only to clarify hours later that he made the accusation up, and that he was 'trolling' mainstream media reporters.

He said: "Vincent Law didn't really molest me, haha. Though he is immensely creepy. I'll save the specific details for another time."

In his May 13 post, Yee also told reporters he would be at Pasir Panjang MRT in the afternoon, and offered to 'clear the air' and answer questions.

In a subsequent post, Yee said he had wanted to manipulate the press and trick them into waiting for him.

"I manipulated the press to indulge in the thoroughly exhausting experience of waiting in Pasir Panjang fruitlessly for several hours, which they did with their quote unquote 'diligence'," he said.

"Yeah it was all a troll, a troll that could only be possible by the inherent stupidity of the media," he added.

TOC said in its report that Mr Law felt Yee's clarification was 'insincere and does not absolve him fully from the molest allegation'.

"It is not me who Amos hurt with his allegation, but it is my whole family who was deeply hurt," TOC reported Law as saying.

According to TOC, the counsellor also said that he might take legal action if a full retraction and apology was not made.

Yee's father Alphonsus Yee told Chinese daily Shin Min that he had apologised to Law on behalf of his son. The elder Yee also said that had spoken to his son about the incident, Shin Min reported.

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