The Video of Samuel Seow’s Assault Has Gone Viral On YouTube and Twitter: The Law Society of Singapore recommended to the Court of Three Judges on Monday (28th February 2022) that entertainment attorney Samuel Seow Theng Beng be struck off for his malfeasance in 2018 when he verbally and physically abused his employees. The Law Society, represented by Alisa Toh, Dhillon Dinesh Singh, and Loong Tse Chuan, contended that Seow had not only brought the law profession into disrepute but also demonstrated a lack of integrity in his account of events to the news outlet.
Assault on Samuel Seow Video
On Monday, direct counsel Singh argued before the Court of Three judges that because the offenses occurred in an employer-employee relationship, Seow achieved a breakthrough in the trust his subordinates placed in him. Seow is still practicing at the moment. Seow is a consultant with Woo LLP & Robert Wang, according to the Ministry of Law’s director of solicitors.
Seow pleaded guilty to criminal charges of using force against Rachel Kang, an artist and events executive at Beam Artistes, and Brenda Kong, his niece and an attorney at Seow’s law firm, on the 27th of July 2020. He also accepted two charges, resulting in the addition of another female employee. Seow has not been convicted yet because his case has been adjourned pending a hearing on his psychiatric issues.
Samuel Seow’s Recording, Assault Footage Goes Viral
The first reports of Seow assaulting women surfaced in 2018 when a 30-minute audio recording of an altercation between Seow and his niece went viral. Two videos depicting the acts of violence were uploaded to YouTube a year later. On the 17th of April 2018, Seow pressed his finger against Kang’s forehead and pushed at the files she was carrying. He was later caught on camera slapping Kong and striking another female employee who attempted to pull him away. Finally, he was subdued by a male employee. Following the conclusion of his criminal case, the Law Society filed eight charges of incongruous conduct as an advocate and solicitor against him with a disciplinary tribunal. Seow pleaded guilty to all eight charges, and the Monday hearing was to determine the appropriate sentence for him.
According to the Law Society, this is not an isolated incident.
Singh contended before Chief Justice Sundaresh Menon, Steven Chong, and Appeal Judge Andrew Phang that Seow’s conduct was unacceptable regardless of the worker’s competence. “We must emphasize that (Seow) is a senior member of the bar with a tenure of 19 years,” Singh stated. He added that the incident was not an isolated occurrence but was part of a pattern of unacceptable behavior over time.