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She was merely his trophy wife
by Vivian Chan

HE CALLED her a moron.

To him, she was merely a trophy wife.

This, and his other remarks, prompted District Judge Tan Peck Cheng to say he was disrespectful and “clearly disparaging, rude and insulting”.

In an e-mail dated 10 Dec 2005, when his wife apologised for using the wrong bleach to clean the toilet bowl, he replied: “You should be... concerned about your constant failure of common sense.”

In another e-mail, when she explained why she fused part of her name and the nickname of her best childhood friend into a username for an e-mail account, he replied: “When I read the reasons for the choice you gave me, the word MORON immediately pops into my mind.”

‘Bimbo trophy wife’

In another online conversation, he told her: “I figured if smart rich guys can put up with bimbo trophy wives, I can too.”

The husband told the court that his remarks and name-calling referred to “actions or results” and never meant to refer to his wife personally.

This article was first published in The New Paper.

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