Self-proclaimed “superstar celebrity” online personality, Kurt Tay Foo Wei, was earlier this week charged with distributing an obscene video of a woman without her consent, to a Telegram chat group.
Following his court appearance, he has since taken to social media to appeal for donations from the public, so that he can hire a lawyer for his court case.
He also shed light on his situation, saying that he needs the money urgently and had been “sabotaged” by some “cb kia, some pubor kia”.
He says that the money raised will be used by him to hire a “professional lawyer” for his court case as well as to “sue someone and not for other purpose.”
He said that “this someone want to destroy my life” as he reiterated his need for money, adding that “it’s not easy to go strike 4D 1st prize”.
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Recap on his court case
Tay, a 41-year-old Singaporean, first encountered legal trouble on November 1, when initial charges were filed against him. These charges pertain to the distribution of an intimate photo and video without the woman’s consent, marking the beginning of a legal saga.
The focus of the charges lies in an incident that occurred on October 27, where Tay is accused of sending a video of a woman performing an obscene act to a Telegram chat group. The gravity of the situation is compounded by the fact that this action was taken without the woman’s consent and with the awareness that it could cause her humiliation, alarm, and distress.
Returning to court on November 16, Tay faced the legal consequences of his actions. A gag order is in place to safeguard the identity of the victim, extending its protection to the name of the chat group involved. The court session drew public attention, with individuals sharing updates through separate Telegram chat groups.
During the court appearance, the police prosecutor requested additional time to fulfill the directions given by the Attorney-General’s Chambers.
Tay expressed his intention to apply to the Public Defender’s Office (PDO), a move that adds a layer of legal strategy to his defense. The judge instructed him to make the PDO application within a week and to ensure his bailor’s presence at the next hearing for potential fresh charges.
If convicted of distributing intimate material without a woman’s consent, Tay could face significant penalties, including imprisonment for up to five years, fines, caning, or a combination of these punishments. There is also the possibility of additional charges under the Protection from Harassment Act.
The legal saga will continue with Tay scheduled to return to court on December 11. This upcoming hearing holds the potential for new developments and additional charges, adding further complexity to the case.