Hongxia Wang, 57, a Chinese immigrant filed charges against a wealthy NYC family accusing them of sexually abusing her, after they promised to pay her good money and give her a better life.
Wang filed charges against fibromyalgia doctor Derek Enlander and his now-deceased wife, Caron Enlander. Wang says the two lured her from her steady salon job into their 5th avenue home back in 2000, and forced her into manual labor.
Wang says that while she was ’employed’ there, she was forced to clean their dishes, make their lunches, and clean their boat. She also says she was forced to have sex with them.
The Daily Mail reports:
From 2000 to 2003 , Wang claimed she was Caron’s lover. Caron, who died in 2006, was a diamond-dealer in New York. She became the first woman to sit on the Board of the Diamond Dealers Club.
Shortly after his wife died, Derek Enlander began forcing himself on her in 2007, the lawsuit alleges.
‘Dr Enlander refutes the allegations and we are confident he will be vindicated,’ his lawyer, Tom Mullaney told the Post.
Wang said she stayed with the Enlanders because they kept promising to help her obtain a green card.
She is seeking damages in an amount to be determined a trial.
Derek Enlander, who currently operates the ME/CFS Medical Center located on the uper east side of Manhattan, is from Belfast, Northern Ireland.
He came to New York as Assistant Professor of Medicine at Columbia University and then Associate Director of Nuclear Medicine at New York University.
Wang says the original job they promised her would pay her $80 an hour for ‘spa services and massages’. Originally, Wang was working in a salon earning just $45 a day.
Wang alleges the couple took advantage of her, threatening to deport her, and promising to help her with her immigration documents.