‘DOCTOR WIFE SLICED OPEN HUBBY’S BALLS WITH HER NAILS’ Row after night out, court told
A DOCTOR ripped her husband’s scrotum with her long fingernails during a drunken row, a court heard.
Vianey Manzanillo De La Cruz, 32, grabbed hold of Alexandre Daband’s privates as he tried to throw her out of their flat.
The banker’s ballbag was ripped open in the attack and he had to have stitches.
De La Cruz also attacked the Frenchman with an umbrella and threatened him with a knife after he was sick following a tequila binge, jurors were told.
M. Daband, who works for Societe Generale, spent the night in hospital.
His now estranged wife, who is from the Dominican Republic, was arrested but told cops she only acted in self defence when she scratched her spouse’s cobs.
The prosecutor told the court: “The injury in this case is caused by her grabbing hold of the testicles with her nails and actually ripping the skin.
“The issue really in this case is not did the defendant cause the injury but whether or not she did so unlawfully.”
The court heard that Manzanillo was training in medicine in Spain while her husband was working in finance in London in April last year.
She was visiting for the weekend and the pair had been drinking tequila shots before heading out to a club.
But they were too late to use their VIP tickets and M. Daband, who had drunk more than his wife, was sick after they were turned away from the venue.
He was sick again on their way back to their flat in Bermondsey, south London, and went straight to the bathroom to vomit again when they got in, the Old Bailey heard.
M. Daband admitted grabbing his wife’s hair after she attacked him and tried to throw her out.
He said: “She grabbed me by the testicles with one hand. She grabbed with some force and because of that I have been injured.”
He told jurors his wife’s long fingernails caused the injury and phoned for an ambulance when he realised he was bleeding.
He said he had stitches, stayed in hospital overnight, and when released had to change bandages on his wound for around a month.
Manzanillo was arrested and later interviewed, telling cops her husband was extremely drunk, had asked her to leave then attacked her. She insisted she acted in self defence.
Manzanillo, of Wood Green, north London, denies wounding. The case continues. DENIAL: Wife claims she acted to defend herself