Jacqueline Whittington; Mom of 4 ‘Stored As ‘Slave’ By Rich Household’ Tells Court Docket She Got Here Nearly Killing Herself

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Jacqueline Whittington; Mom of 4 ‘Stored As ‘Slave’ By Rich Household’ Tells Court Docket She Got Here Nearly Killing Herself

A weak mother-of-four got here near killing herself after she was compelled to work a 14-hour day as an ‘unpaid slave’ to a rich household, a court docket heard.

Jacqueline Whittington, 60, broke down in tears as she informed how she was subjected to years of violence, bullying and psychological cruelty.

Employed as a home servant by rich landlady, Farzana Kausar, 58, she stated she was compelled to cook dinner, clear and look after her three youngsters in East Sussex with out ever receiving a wage.

Kausar allegedly took Mrs Whittington’s advantages from her, confiscated her cell phone, forbade her from going out and denied her entry to her household.

The mother-of-four, who lived with the household, stated she was compelled to sleep in the identical room as the kids and perform all of the family chores.

Mrs Whittington wept as she described how she was held as a digital ‘slave’ to the household for 16 years.

Farzana Kausar, 58, pictured exterior Lewes Crown Courtroom on Tuesday, is accused of conserving Jacqueline Whittington, 60, as a slave and violently abusing her. She denies the fees

The court docket heard Ms Kausar repeatedly assaulted Ms Whittington, together with fracturing her foot in a automobile door

In a video interview performed to the court docket she stated: ‘She is a violent individual. The period of time I’ve been pinched, poked, prodded and kicked. I can not keep in mind anymore as a result of it has been occurring so lengthy.

‘She went for me on a regular basis. She went for me within the automobile, slammed the door on my foot and fractured my ankle. She hid hospital letters of mine so I would not go to hospital appointments.

‘She ripped off a necklace her mum had given me for Christmas, smashed my glasses, scratched the facet of my face. She actually had pinned me within the nook. As soon as she pulled me over the desk by my hair.’

She stated she was a ‘canine physique’ and her working day started at 8am and did not finish till 10pm when she had tidied up.

She stated: ‘I’d cook dinner, clear, wash, iron, cook dinner dinner, do the washing up. I would not be capable of sit down till 10pm.

‘In 16 years she has by no means given me a penny. It was all verbal. She stated she would pay me a specific amount every week.

‘On the finish of the week I’d ask her if she had my cash and she or he stated she had put it within the financial institution.’

‘I’ve grow to be an unwell nervous wreck. If it wasn’t for these lovely youngsters I’d be useless by now. I’ve that near killing myself as a result of I can not take anymore however will not as a result of these children.’

Lewes Crown Courtroom (pictured), in East Sussex, heard that Kausar had even stored ‘weak’ Mrs Whittington’s advantages cash

She stated she needed to flee however she did not know who to show to for assist or the place to go.

She stated: ‘At first I did not thoughts however after which the violence began, verbal abuse and the psychological cruelty and I believed I’ve acquired to get out of right here however she would not discover me wherever to go. I did not know who to show to who to see. I did not not know what to do.’

Lewes Crown Courtroom in East Sussex, heard Mrs Whittington, a mother-of-four, was a weak alcoholic who was estranged from her household.

She first met Kausar round 2004 when she was dwelling in a flat in Worthing, East Sussex owned by the defendant’s mom.

She went to London to hold out some adorning for the household however whereas she was there Kausar informed her she wasn’t needed again in Worthing and was as an alternative to be housed in London.

Shortly afterwards she moved in with Kausar, her husband Mohammed Hanif and their younger daughter Isla.

The court docket heard that over time Kausar, who had two extra youngsters, took increasingly more management over Mrs Whittington’s life.

It’s alleged Kausar took her advantages e book from her and set her grueling each day schedule of home work however by no means paid her for her work.

Kausar allegedly grew to become more and more controlling and violent and would usually fly right into a rage over the smallest factor.

When Mrs Whittington spilled milk on a kitchen worktop the landlady shut her within the kitchen and screamed: ‘You’re f****** silly.’

And when she left cooked meat on the facet Kausar allegedly threw a recycling field on the home servant.

The alarm was ultimately raised by a nanny, Michelle Ormiston, who had been employed by the defendant, the court docket heard.

She witnessed Kausar’s ‘stunning’ remedy of the live-in helper and social providers and police had been alerted.

Kausar was arrested at her luxurious flat in Hove and later charged with holding Mrs Whittington in slavery or servitude between August 2015 – Could 2019.

She was additionally charged with trying to pervert the course of justice after she allegedly tried to pressurize the sufferer into withdrawing her allegations. Kausar denies each fees.

Within the video interview, recorded in 2019, Mrs Whittington informed the police: ‘She will not let me go. She wants me. Certainly one of lately she she’s going to kill me I do know it. She says I wo n’t cope by myself de ella however ella I do know I can.’

Mrs Whittington stated Kausar, who despatched her daughter to the unique Roedean ladies’ faculty, had arrange financial institution accounts underneath Mrs Whittington’s identify at Metro Financial institution, Santander, Barclays, Lloyds, NatWest and the Put up Workplace.

Her advantages cash would then me paid into Put up Workplace account and would then be moved between banks.

She informed police she by no means had entry to her banks accounts or her Put up Workplace account.

She stated if she had been given entry to the cash she would have been capable of depart the household.

‘I by no means noticed any of that cash,’ she informed police. ‘She would purchase me wine and tobacco and that was it.’

She informed police that originally Kausar even charged her lease of £45 a mattress and board which was paid for with housing advantages.

‘She intimidates me, she makes me really feel small. She says when you do not do that, do not try this I will f*****g kill you.’

Mrs Whittington stated Kausar spoke to her like she was ‘slightly piece of dust on the bottom.’

The case, which is because of final 4 weeks, continues

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