Shock Video: Kuwaiti Woman Finds Maid Dangling From Window; Films Her Instead of Helping
Last Thursday, one of the most shocking and depressing videos was posted on Twitter. An as yet unnamed woman from Kuwait apparently stumbled on her Ethiopian maid dangling from her window. But instead of helping her, the woman filmed the maid with her cell phone until she lost her grip and fell several stories. The woman proceeded to post the shocking video on twitter. If you can believe it, the maid survived with a broken arm among other minor injuries.
No one is sure how she came to be stuck outside of the window. Local media outlets have claimed that she may have attempted to commit suicide before changing her mind, which wouldn’t be a surprise. There are 600,000 foreigners working as maids in Kuwait, and they frequently suffer abuse at the hands of their employers. The woman who filmed the incident has denied that she abused the maid.
She has since been detained by Kuwaiti authorities, though strangely enough, not for the reasons you might expect. She was charged with filming and publishing the video without the maid’s consent. She claims that she filmed the incident so that if the maid died, she wouldn’t be accused of murder. In addition, the woman has told authorities that she thought the maid was too heavy, and she was afraid she might fall out of the window if she helped her.