Alleged Victim Of Eden Ang Sexual Misconduct Case Has Not Made Police Report, Says Singapore Police Force
On 25 January, YouTuber and actor Eden Ang was accused of sexually harassing an 18-year-old girl in a Facebook post by a user named Kuroe Kun.
She has since removed the post, but you can read our coverage here.
Kuroe accused Eden Ang of “slapping her [friend’s] ass,” and “touching her [friend] inappropriately”.
She then claimed that the male Investigation Officer (IO) who handled her friend’s case told her that “it’s your(her) fault,” and insinuated that she should not have dressed the way she did.
The unnamed police officer was also accused of not understanding “the concept of threats and fear”.
Following a police report made by Eden Ang in response to these “malicious allegations”, Singapore Police Force (SPF) has clarified their stance against accusations made by Kuroe in a Facebook post.
A summary of the statement entitled “FALSE ONLINE ALLEGATIONS AGAINST POLICE OFFICER”, can be found after the jump.
Allegations against the IO are “unfounded and false”
The immediate focus of the statement was to clarify the allegations made by Kuroe Kun on Facebook.
SPF established that the IO, from Clementi Police Division, “carried out his duty professionally” and did not make any insensitive remarks towards the victim.
Nor did he turn her away. Rather, he was informed that the victim “needed time to consider about lodging a police report”.
SPF views allegations seriously
As written in the statement, the Police takes a “very serious view of all complaints or allegations made against our officers”.
Stating that complaints against their officers will be “thoroughly investigated”, the SPF affirms that “appropriate action in accordance with the law” will be taken, should any false allegations be found to contain malicious intent.
Alleged victim “needed time to consider” to make police report
The statement confirms that as of yet, no police report has been made by the victim.
According to their Facebook post, multiple attempts to contact Kuroe’s friend have been rebuffed.
This leaves the case in limbo, as the police cannot formally make an investigation into the sexual harassment claims.
Just a piece of the puzzle
The statement made by the SPF confirms that at least part of the post by Kuroe Kun was exaggerated, perhaps for dramatic effect or to win over members of the public.
However, the police have not denied any accusations of sexual harassment by the victim.
In Eden Ang’s Facebook post on Sunday (28 Jan), however, he states that “I(he) did not take advantage of anyone”.
Of course, this statement still does not provide answers to the four questions posed to him by YouTuber Dee Kosh, who has made a 20-min video with more details about the victim’s allegations.
As this case is developing, we’ll continue to provide updates as they happen.