SINGAPORE — The legal spat between national marathoners Soh Rui Yong and Ashley Liew has taken another twist, with Mr Soh demanding S$1 million in compensation for allegedly defamatory statements published on the website of Mr Liew’s management.
Lawyers acting for Mr Soh issued a letter of demand seeking the compensation and other concessions to One Management — the parent company of the management firm representing Mr Liew — and its co-founder Jed Senthil K Jivaraju.
In the letter, dated Tuesday (Oct 15), seen by TODAY, Mr Soh’s lawyers Foxwood LLC said the compensation was for the injury that Mr Soh had allegedly suffered to his “professional standing and reputation” over three statements that were published by the firm.
The letter states that if the $1 million — S$500,000 each from One Management and Mr Jed — is not paid, along with the other concessions, Mr Soh would issue libel proceedings against them both.
One Management, which is co-founded by Mr Jed and former marathon champion Mok Ying Ren, is the parent company of RunOne and ONEathlete, which manages Mr Liew.