'Deport my wife': Woman hits herself to 'frame husband for domestic violence'
A man has called on the federal government to deport his estranged wife after he claims she attempted to frame him for domestic violence.
Sydney man Faisal met Asmae through the Muslim dating website, Muslima.com.
He was smitten with her, and proposed soon after leaving western Sydney to meet Asmae at her parents' home in Morocco.
However, while Faisal says he was hoping to return to Australia with a life partner, he now believes Asmae did not share that dream.
"She's a greedy person. She's materialistic. All she cares about is herself," Faisal told A Current Affair.
"And dangerous. Very dangerous."
Faisal worked two jobs after the couple were married, and claimed he spent everything he earned on Asmae.
He said he paid for Gucci track suits, leather jackets, jewellery, shoes, holidays, fine dining, and even money send back to her family.
"All this travelling, going back and forth, all the functions, receptions, engagements, jewellery stuff, probably about $200,000," he said.
But over several months, Faisal grew tired of Asmae's demands.
He said they were constantly arguing, until one night in April when Faisal walked into an incredible sting when he came home from his night shift at Woolworths.
The unit looked as if had been ransacked, with furniture tipped over, belongings strewn across the floor, walls dented, and broken glass and spilt wine in the bedroom.
"I entered and she said to me that 'you think you are smart and you're talking to lawyers about me, now see what I do to you'," he said.
"And she just ran."
CCTV vision shows Asmae leaving the apartment and entering the lift.
Inside the lift, she gave herself two uppercuts to her face.
She then went to the police and claimed Faisal had assaulted her.
Faisal, concerned for Asmae's safety, also went to the police, where he was arrested and charged.
He was held overnight while officers accompanied Asmae back to the unit to collect her things.
Faisal claimed the police unwittingly helped Asmae steal his belongings, including designer sunglasses, expensive watches and a laptop.
Of greater concern, however, were the four assault charges Faisal faced, which could have seen him jailed for up to seven years.
During the next two months, he desperately sought to prove his innocence.
He spent $20,000 on a lawyer and trolled through hours of apartment CCTV vision until he finally found the footage that proved his innocence.
NSW Police immediately dropped the charges against Faisal, but never moved to charge Asmae with making a false accusation.
Faisal said he had been left with a mountain of debt and living in shared accommodation 50km from work.
Victims of crime advocate Howard Brown said it appeared police failed to investigate Asmae's assault claims properly.
"So when you realise that someone has made a false declaration to a police officer, and you can prove that she made a false declaration, you then charge her with perverting the course of justice," he said.
The statement Asmae provided to police accused Faisal of choking her and hitting her until she feared for her life.
He suspects her motive to set him up was an email Asmae discovered in which Faisal wrote that he wanted a way out of the marriage, which could have affected Asmae's Australian residency.
And while Asmae is living somewhere in Australia, Faisal said he wanted her charged, held accountable and deported back to Morocco.
"I got used and abused over and over again," he said.
"Mentally, financially, emotionally, you name it, I'm the victim.
"So, she did that, now it's her turn to face the consequences."