This article was first published on May 16, 2015, and last updated on May 18, 2015.
SINGAPORE - A day after claiming that he was "extremely remorseful" for the false claim that his former bailor Vincent Law had molested him and that he would offer a "detailed" public apology, teenage blogger Amos Yee has again admitted to lying.
On Saturday, he wrote: "I should issue a sincere apology to Vincent Law? Hahahahaha." Instead he claimed that the 51-year-old youth counsellor threatened to discharge himself nine times as his bailor if Yee refused to have regular meetings with him. Yee also described several instances in which he claimed Mr Law was being unreasonable in the way he treated him.
When asked about Yee's latest about-turn, Mr Law told The Straits Times: "I think it's best to leave Amos alone and not write about him." He added he was not considering legal action.
But on Saturday night, Mr Law's youngest son Francis posted a lengthy account on Facebook to defend his father's actions, explaining the reason behind Mr Law's decision to bail out Yee.
"In many ways, my dad treated Amos almost like a son. While he may have seemed hard on Amos in front of him, my dad stood up for Amos in more ways than one," wrote the 19-year-old student.
Francis also described his own interaction with Yee when the latter visited his house on occasion, and ended his post by reiterating his belief that his father had not made a mistake in helping Yee.
"What everyone has been reading about so far is just from Amos' point of view, so my main intention is to provide another side to the story," he explained to The Straits Times on Sunday morning.
"Everything that my father has done so far was for Amos, never for his own personal gain."
On May 15, after Mr Law demanded an "unreserved apology" from Yee after the teenage blogger claimed he had molested him, Yee wrote on his Facebook page: "I am extremely remorseful for the turmoil that I have caused to Vincent and his family, for the allegations towards him."
On Sunday, Yee posted a response to Francis on his blog, refuting selected points from Francis' Facebook post. He claimed that Francis did not know what was going on besides the one conversation they had at Mr Law's house, and taunted him in an extensive blog post.
Mr Law had initially posted bail of $20,000 for the teenager last month, stepping up after his parents refused to do so.
The teenager was found guilty May 12 of uploading an obscene image and making remarks intending to hurt the feelings of Christians, after a two-day trial last week. That day, the court reduced the bail sum to $10,000, with no conditions attached. Bail was posted by his parents.
Yee will be sentenced on June 2, pending the outcome of a probation report.