AustraliaMelbourne businessman Barry Wang sued his ex-girlfriend Jessie Qin, alleging that she slandered his reputation on social media.
Barry Wang, 40, met Jessi Qin in April 2019 through a dating site based on a love-money transaction between sugar daddy and sugar baby. However, in April 2020, Qin posted on the WeChat group of the Chinese community in Australia that Wang was a “sex fraudster” and a “slut”.
Wang then sued, asking Qin to pay $350,000 for damaging his reputation. The businessman also announced that he would withdraw the lawsuit if Qin agreed to publicly apologize and retract the words she said on WeChat.
However, during a three-day online trial that began on October 18, Qin flatly refused Wang’s condition to withdraw his application. “I would never accept that request,” she said.
“I think I’ve met true love,” Qin said at the trial, arguing that her relationship with Wang at the time was no longer a love-money transaction. “He told me seriously, that he only loves me. This is not a street-type relationship.”
Qin said she was angry when she found out Wang was having sex with another woman while they were dating, so she posted two stories to the Australian Gossippers group on WeChat creating a fake dating profile. named Wang to accuse him of promiscuity. “Sugar baby” is a term for young girls who are raised by men of their father’s age.
Lucy Line, Wang’s lawyer, denied Qin’s allegations against her client, including that he forced her to have sex while intoxicated.
Wang denied having a serious relationship with Qin, saying that they had met less than 10 times between April 2019 and February 2020, all of which were just passing relationships.
“A friend recommended the site to me because I was busy with work and taking care of my daughter after the divorce,” Wang said. “I think it’s an easy way to meet people because sometimes I feel lonely at night and want to find something to entertain.”
When his lawyer asked him if he was a “bastard,” Wange replied “no”. He criticized Qin for posting articles describing himself as an immoral, fraud, sexual predator, fond of playing cat and mouse with women, and having malice towards women.
The court also reviewed an exchange between the two, in which Qin persuaded Wang to lie that they were living together so that she could stay in Australia. The court is reviewing the evidence and has not yet issued a ruling.
Hong Hanh (Follow The Australian)