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Thursday, July 3, 2008

Pinoy Doc pays $20,000 for assault

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Dr. Benjamin Co, now 51, met Jane Haigh, 31 in 2002 in strip club in Rockland County, NY where Jane was working to support her college education. Co had asked her to quit her job and he will support her. As they became lovers in 2006, Co discovered that Jane has been exchanging emails with other men so the beating started. Haigh sued Co for the assault claiming that the beating has caused permanent injury to her back. The doctor countersued for $700,000 for the value of the gifts given to Haigh which includes a condo, luxury cars and access to credit cards ($10,000/mo). After 2 weeks of trial, the jury decided that Co will pay Haigh $20,000 for the assault and dismissed Co’s counterclaim.

Co is a Filipino, a cardiologist practicing in New Jersey. He graduated from UP in 1981 and had his residency at New York Hospital Medical Center and Newark Beth Israel Medical Center. His clinic is in Ridgewood, NJ. On the other hand, Haigh has finished her masters and works in a diabetes health care facility. She is not really happy with the decision.



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Me, the islands and the world Saturday, July 05, 2008

It goes to show that the woman is really a golddigger. Sayang naman si Doc, didn't use his head. btw, i got a tag for you:)

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