Korean backpacker fired from Perth brothel after misunderstanding


A 24-year old female Korean national has had her contract at a Perth brothel terminated after a terrible misunderstanding last weekend. The incident has been blamed on the woman misinterpreting a request from the client, potentially due to language difficulties.

The Korean woman, who had been backpacking through Australia on a working holiday visa, had been in Perth since October 2015 and took employment at the Northbridge-based business to replenish her funds for further travel. According to sources familiar with the case, the woman had been paid a lucrative fee of $200 per hour, and averaged 40 hrs per week. “She was a very hard worker,” revealed the brothel’s owner, who declined to be named. “Most of our other girls only put in about 20 hours a week, but she was always asking for overtime.” However, despite the strong work ethic of the backpacker, the owner revealed there were often some minor issues caused due to the language barrier. “Her command of English was not strong, and several clients mentioned she often either misheard or misunderstood their requests.”

Matters came to a head on February 20, when the girl was booked with a 43-year old FIFO miner who had just returned from a two-week rotation in Port Headland. “I was in the office when I heard a commotion inside one of the rooms,” revealed the brothel’s owner. “I immediately summoned two of our security guards and we rushed to the scene of the disturbance.” Inside the room, there was a frightful scene: the customer was frantically wiping a brown substance from his face. “I said ‘sit on my face’!” he shouted, “Sit! Not shit!”