It’s been almost a week since Darryl Ian Koshy – or Dee Kosh – was accused of multiple sexual harassment claims, including alleged involvement with at least 1 minor.
Since then, those close to Dee (especially his friends and talents under him) have been pressured to say something. The scrutiny has been intense and unfair. Having said that, all of the talents have since collectively released their statements respectively on their socials, stating that none of them had engaged in any sexual activities with their manager.
1. Ben Tang
A collage of selfies of Dee and Ben (who is one of his longest talents) started gaining traction online few days ago. It shows the YouTuber in a pink wig channeling 1 of his 3 female alter egos – Xiao Tina. The duo were pictured in highly intimate poses, including some where the 26-year-old influencer was shirtless.
Ben clarified that those snapshots were staged, photoshopped and of consensual nature. “They were part of a fictional narrative in an ongoing plot involving Xiao Tina. Surely viewers of Dee Kosh would know this,” he wrote. Read his full post below:
2. Xinde Yap
In addition to Ben, Xinde has also been 1 of Dee’s longest talents. He was also 1 of the first to speak up when someone rudely asked if he had oral sex with the controversial content creator. “I have been working with Dee for more than 4 years and never once has he made any sexual advances,” the new dad explained.
3. Go Shi Song
4. Hamza Zaidi
5-6. Marcus Tan & Keith
Marcus and Keith are the newest recruits under Dee’s talent management. So far, their videos have mostly centred around TikTok content and them being Gen-Z. Just like the rest, the pair also maintained that their relationship with Dee has been strictly professional.
Out of all the 7 talents, Putra – who specialises in make up – has officially left the Dee Kosh management. Apparently the decision was already made earlier this week, but “I was told not to (post anything) because I was still in contract… They had to handle the termination in a proper way as I have on-going jobs“.
Popular YouTube channel Night Owl Cinematics (NOC) has also released a statement, saying that all work with Dee has been put on hold. The video production company had also removed the 32-year-old YouTuber from their YouTube video credits and website about us page.
Fans have been left wondering if they have cut ties for good. Mothership also noted that Dee’s byline no longer appears in the recent “Food King” episodes. The removal of his name from previous videos goes as far back as 3 months.
In NOC’s statement, the company revealed that it was Dee’s management who made the request to conclude their dealings.