Alleged violence against Nigerian woman demanding pay probed

05 August, 09:00

    (ANSAmed) - CATANZARO, 05 AGO - She filmed the alleged aggression of a Nigerian woman by her employer after she demanded to get paid and posted it on social media Prosecutors in the southern Calabrian city of Catanzaro have opened an investigation into the alleged aggression of Beauty, a 25-year-old worker of Nigerian descent. Beauty, who worked for a beach club and restaurant in Soverato, near Catanzaro, said she was hit by her employer when she asked to get paid. The young woman filmed the scene of the aggression, broadcasting it live on social media. She then went to the police in Soverato on Tuesday (August 2), accompanied by her lawyer, Filomena Pedullà, to report the aggression. The alleged attacker has been identified as Nicola Pirroncello, 53. He owns the Mare Nostrum beach club and restaurant. The son of a retired Carabinieri police officer, he does not have a police record.

    Woman was paid '200 euros instead of the 600 stipulated', attorney Carabinieri police are investigating the potential charges of personal injuries, theft and threats after Beauty's reported aggression, according to the woman's attorney, Filomena Pedullà.

    Pedullà said investigators are looking into payment slips.

    "Investigators are examining data regarding the contract and the verbal agreement between the two sides" on the worker's salary.

    "The young woman received a bank transfer of 200 euros although an agreement had been reached for the payment of 600 euros". The aggression allegedly occurred after the woman protested because she had not been paid the agreed sum, the lawyer said. After the employer's reaction to Beauty's request for money, Pedullà added, she "suffered a hand injury, proven by a bloody nail, contusions on a shoulder and an injury on her scalp".

    (A picture of Beauty (r) at a Carabinieri station, Soverato, August 3, 2022. Photo: ANSA/SALVATORE MONTEVERDE). (ANSAmed).

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