Model-DJ, boyfriend allegedly wanted by CNB

Tenashar - real name Debbie Valerie Long - and her Britain-born boyfriend Nolte, allegedly failed to report back after being arrested for drug-related offences last October.
Tenashar - real name Debbie Valerie Long - and her Britain-born boyfriend Nolte, allegedly failed to report back after being arrested for drug-related offences last October.PHOTO: FACEBOOK OF DEBBIE VALERIE LONG

Model-DJ Tenashar is "overwhelmed" by allegations that she and her boyfriend Thorsten Nolte are wanted by the Central Narcotics Bureau (CNB), her management company has told The Straits Times.

Tenashar, whose real name is Debbie Valerie Long, and Britain-born Nolte, 42, had allegedly failed to report back after being arrested for drug-related offences last October, The New Paper reported on Saturday.

Tenashar had repeatedly denied that she and Mr Nolte were in trouble with the law, saying that their ages did not match that of the arrested pair.

Last year The Straits Times reported her age as "in her 20s".

The CNB confirmed that a 31-year-old Singaporean woman and 42-year-old foreign man were arrested for drug-related offences in October, but did not give further details.

The pair were released on bail but failed to report back to CNB, which issued a gazette for their arrests.

Her management company, Scrabbleboard Management, said news of the allegations came as a surprise "a few weeks after her visit in Amsterdam for a show in October".

While the company is "not in day-by-day contact" with her it said it knows she "is overwhelmed by the situation at the moment".

The spokesman declined to elaborate on the type of substance that she might have taken, saying only that it is considered "very innocent" outside Asia.

Neither Tenashar nor Mr Nolte could be reached for comment.

Mr Nolte's ex-wife, radio DJ Jamie Yeo, confirmed that she had known about allegations against him and Tenashar for about three months, and that he has not seen their five-year-old daughter in four months. She declined further comment on the matter.

A search with the Accounting and Corporate Regulatory Authority showed Mr Nolte is still listed as a director for digital marketing firm Upfront, but when ST visited its office in New Bridge Road, it was not occupied.

A security officer at The Quayside condominium in Robertson Quay said Mr Nolte moved out last October .

Mr Lim Teck Kheng, head of strategic marketing at Universal Music Singapore - which released Tenashar's debut single last June - said: "As we do not manage the artist's day-to-day schedule or business affairs, we are not informed of the allegations nor are we aware of the artist's whereabouts."

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on April 05, 2016, with the headline 'Model-DJ, boyfriend allegedly wanted by CNB'. Print Edition | Subscribe