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Employer in HK accuses Filipino domestic helper of giving husband feces to eat

/ 04:38 PM February 18, 2019
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A businesswoman from Hong Kong recently testified that their Filipino domestic helper gave her late husband feces to eat.

The 47-year-old woman, identified only as H.S. Wong, said that her 60-year-old semi-paralyzed husband, who died last August 2018, told her in June that their helper, Ivy B.R. gave him his own feces to eat. As per Hong Kong News on Feb. 12, Wong did not initially believe her husband’s claims.

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“My husband wrote down the words and showed me,” Wong was quoted as telling Eastern Deputy Magistrate Selma Masood on Feb. 12. “I asked my maid, ‘You gave him feces to eat?’ [Ivy] said, ‘Why would I do that?’”

Wong’s testimony was made during Ivy’s trial, who is charged with common and indecent assault. According to the report, Ivy allegedly hit Wong’s husband with a plastic stool, and as shown in a CCTV footage presented as evidence, also touched his penis.

The husband’s left side of the body became paralyzed following a stroke in December 2016. Wong then hired Ivy in 2017 so she could take care of him, since he could no longer “eat, speak, or walk.”

Ivy’s lawyer has since defended that his client did not maliciously hit Wong’s husband with a plastic stool. Instead, they said she lightly hit his right hand to remind him not to touch his own feces. The lawyer also said that Ivy had to touch his genitals whenever she had to change his diaper.

Meanwhile, Wong attested that she would also lightly hit her husband’s hand whenever he would attempt to touch his feces. She also said that Ivy would sometimes mimic her and do the same in her presence.

“When I went to bed, we had to tie his hand,” she said in the report. “If the blanket and bed is full of faces, if that happens, the entire home would smell.”

If convicted, Ivy faces up to 10 years of imprisonment for indecent assault, according to the report. Conviction of common assault, on the other hand, warrants up to a year behind bars. Cody Cepeda/JB

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