The former Singapore Idol judge Ken Lim Chih Chiang was charged with five further sexual crimes on Wednesday (June 28).
Lim, 59, who also serves as executive director of the record company Hype Records, is charged with insulting the modesty of three female musicians.
In his house between 1998 and 1999, he reportedly showed his first victim a pornographic film of a lady having penetrating intercourse with several guys.
He allegedly told the same lady that she was sexually inexperienced within the same time frame at the Hype Records office and that he could help her with this.
He is accused of asking a second victim between 1999 and 2002 at Hype Records whether she was a virgin, how she enjoyed herself sexually, how she could compose deeper lyrics if she had never had sex before, and more.
He is also accused of offering himself as a sexual partner to gratify her dreams and asking her to write out her sexual fantasies as homework during that time.
He is accused of telling a third party in 2013 at Hype Records that if she could have sex for nothing, why not have sex for anything. Additionally, he allegedly made the motion of taking off his belt buckle and belt strap.
On March 20, Lim had been accused with one count of molestation.
On November 23, 2021, at the Hype Records location on Henderson Road, he reportedly violated a 25-year-old lady by making skin-to-skin contact with her breast.
On Wednesday, Judy Hsu, a former recording artist, accompanied Lim. The two sons of the marriage.
Lim, who was hiding behind a mask and a black T-shirt, folded his arms while the court and prosecution discussed withholding some information, such as the names and ages of the first three victims.
In 1992, Lim founded Hype Records.
Chen Liping and Phyllis Quek, as well as vocalists like Taufik Batisah, the inaugural Singapore Idol winner, are among the actresses and singers in the show promoter and entertainment company’s roster of artists.
From 2004 until 2009, Lim served as Singapore Idol’s top judge. He was renowned for his stern criticism and expressionless face.
As a result of the competition, vocalists including Hady Mirza, Sezairi Sezali, and Tabitha Nauser became well-known.
Later, Lim founded The Final 1, another reality singing competition, and served as a judge for the program’s first and second seasons in 2013 and 2015, respectively.
If found guilty, he faces up to a year in prison, a fine, or both for each count of insulting a woman’s modesty.
He faces a maximum three-year prison sentence and a fine if found guilty of affront to modesty. Caning is another punishment allowed, however people over 50 are exempt.
On July 7, he will go back to court.