A property developer who was described as ‘scum’ and a ‘sex scammer’ in an online rant is set to have his life dragged through the mud in an effort to sue his illicit lover for defaming him.
Barry Wang claims he was unfairly portrayed on an online public chat app when his jilted lover, Melbourne real estate agent Jessie Qin, let Melbourne’s Chinese business community know what she really thought of him.
Documents lodged with the County Court of Victoria claim Ms Qin logged onto the Australian Village Gossiper – a Chinese-language WeChat group – to vent her spleen.
Melbourne real estate agent Jessie Qin denies she defamed a Melbourne businessman she was having an affair with
Barry Wang claims he was unfairly portrayed on an online public chat app
WeChat brags that it has one billion users across the world, which use it for social media and messaging.
‘Melbourne Old Scum Divorcee, Rampant Sex Scammer in the Name of Dating and Marriage,’ one rant began.
Ms Qin claimed to have met Mr Wang three years earlier before meeting up with him under the impression he was divorced.
The couple had hooked up on the sugar baby website Seeking Arrangements and agreed to have a casual sexual relationship.
When Mr Wang fobbed her off in April last year, Ms Qin allegedly hit WeChat.
‘He pretended to be enamored, loving mankind and animals, and peaceful,’ she wrote, before getting to her point.
‘(In fact he is a scheming boy, good at mind games, and having dubious relationships with several girls behind your back, always claiming that he was single), to give you a false impression.’
Ms Qin allegedly accused Mr Wang of being ‘a demon dressed up as an angel’.
‘In fact, he is a PUA expert, deceiving several girls for their affections and sacrifices, and he even gets the girls to buy him stuffs,’ the post read.
‘He is a scum who will immediately extricates himself after he has successfully won over the affections of the girls by deception!’
A fake profile Barry Wang claims was defamatory
A Chinese-language WeChat group was told ‘Barry’ was scum
Court papers include a series of text exchanges shared by the couple during their brief sexual relationship.
Mr Wang is suing Ms Qin on the grounds she defamed him in more than a dozen ways.
His writ claims the post incorrectly suggested he was immoral, a scammer, a sexual predator and made women submit to his will while drunk.
The businessman further claimed Ms Qin continued to double down on him and hit the chat app again the following month to brand him ‘scum’.
‘Scum men are prevalent in modern society and exposing them has become a recent trend,’ it read.
‘From the beginning to the end, the girl has no way of detecting that he is intentionally scamming affection and sex from them.’
While not named in the rants, Mr Wang claimed he was easily identifiable thanks to screenshots of their messages and the posting of his image.
Barry Wang allegedly sent Jessie Qin the above message that led to them meeting up
On May 31, Mr Wang claimed Ms Qin posted a fake online dating profile featuring his image on an online dating app.
‘My name is Barry Wang, I am scum, scum and scum. A scum male is scum originally! Love to eat and play for free!’ the profile read.
In documents lodged as part of Ms Qin’s defence, she refused to accept her alleged actions were defamatory.
‘I am telling the truth, not like making up stories. If he thinks that he suffered harm, I think I suffered more harms than him,’ she stated.
Ms Qin claimed Mr Wang had pursued her for sex from the start with a text message stating: ‘snake matches with chicken and they will have good life together’.
Again, Ms Qin painted Mr Wang as a rotten womaniser.
‘He is not a famous or popular person in Melbourne, not many people know him,’ she stated.
All that will change when the matter hits court in Melbourne next week.