Night Owl Cinematics (NOC) issued a formal statement yesterday, insisting that the narrative on social media had one sole intention – to “harm the good name” of the company. NOC’s lawyers are currently investigating the merits of what was said.
“Having reviewed exhaustively, we believe that this is not the appropriate forum to address each of the scandalous allegations levelled at (Night Owl Cinematics) and its employees,” it said. The company will “vigorously pursue” its legal avenues to “achieve justice”.
The lawyers from Edmond Pereira Law Corporation had sent social media user Sgcickenrice a Cease and Desist letter, demanding the person to stop making any further allegations against Sylvia Chan and NOC. Sgcickenrice stated in its IG Story that they are currently in the midst of consulting legal advice and thanked everyone for their support.
Although many followers suggested for Sgcickenrice to set up a Gofundme, the account isn’t able to do so in order to maintain anonymity. Many continued to slam NOC’s formal statement for stringing together a bunch of big words, instead of apologising to the supposed victims.
Last night, co-founder Ryan Tan also revealed that he “had not been involved with the management of NOC Pte Ltd” for quite some time already. Perhaps he’s also indirectly suggesting that he had no part in NOC’s formal letter and also NOC’s lawyer’s letter to IG account @Sgcickenrice.
When TODAY Online reached out to Ryan, the video creator stated that he has already resigned as the director of Night Owl Cinematics and his resignation is being formalised. “I am leaving any response to be handled by the company and will not make any further comment,” the 33-year-old Singaporean was quoted as saying.
Meanwhile, during his livestream, JianHao Tan decided to briefly address the drama surrounding Night Owl Cinematics. “[…] I’m not going to avoid it. I’m just going to make this quick because here are my thoughts,” the CEO of Titan Digital Media – who have been friends with Sylvia and Ryan for almost a decade -said.
“Watching everything from afar, it really breaks my heart to see what’s unfolding,” the 28-year-old added. “And of course, whatever I say, I don’t mean to invalidate anyone’s experiences or anybody’s feelings.” He felt that what transpired could be “an extreme case of good cop, bad cop”.
Update (12th October, 4:35pm):
Refusing to be intimated by NOC’s lawyer letter, Sgcickenrice has now engaged the help of reputed criminal defense firm, Eugene Thuraisingam LLP, to engage on their behalf.
By the looks of it, this drama is far from over. For those in the dark, you can get the full scoop here.
You can also check out Sylvia’s lengthy apology here.