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Bubble tea shop owner where a female worker was allegedly slapped says he has received death threats

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The owner of a bubble tea shop where a female worker was allegedly slapped and kicked said he has received death threats from Chinese gangsters after the footage went viral – as new CCTV vision gives fresh insight into the brawl.

The viral video, which has been viewed more than 100,000 times, showed the moment a verbal altercation took a violent turn inside the Fun Tea store on Gouger Street, Adelaide, on January 29.

A 20-year-old worker was allegedly slapped and kicked during the melee by 39-year-old Gavin Guo, who has since been charged with assault.  

Fun Tea director Jason Duan said both he and Guo have been hit with death threats in the wake of the incident, Adelaide Advertiser reported.

‘I am very scared,’ he said. 

The owner of a bubble tea shop where a female worker was allegedly slapped and kicked said he has received death threats from Chinese gangsters after the footage (pictured) went viral

The owner of a bubble tea shop where a female worker was allegedly slapped and kicked said he has received death threats from Chinese gangsters after the footage (pictured) went viral

The viral video, which has been viewed more than 100,000 times, showed the moment a verbal altercation took a violent turn inside the Fun Tea store (pictured) on Gouger Street, Adelaide, on January 29

The viral video, which has been viewed more than 100,000 times, showed the moment a verbal altercation took a violent turn inside the Fun Tea store (pictured) on Gouger Street, Adelaide, on January 29

‘I have been getting phone calls from blocked numbers every day.

‘I have been told gangsters are looking for me and Gavin. I have been threatened. What happened has caused a lot of problems.’

The bubble tea shop posted a statement on their front window last week, denying the alleged attack was over a wage dispute.

The business said the 39-year-old man accused of assault was a customer who had previously got into an argument with the female worker.   

‘During the incident, one of our four female employees was allegedly struck by a customer,’ the statement from the business read.

‘The incident arose following a previous verbal argument which the female employee had had with the customer.

The bubble tea shop posted a statement on their front window last week, denying the alleged attack was over a wage dispute

 The bubble tea shop posted a statement on their front window last week, denying the alleged attack was over a wage dispute

Newly released CCTV footage showed Guo and the worker in a verbal altercation at the counter

Newly released CCTV footage showed Guo and the worker in a verbal altercation at the counter

The worker removes her apron and vision from a camera inside the cafe shows her approach Guo for further heated discussion. She is then escorted away by a fellow colleague (pictured)

The worker removes her apron and vision from a camera inside the cafe shows her approach Guo for further heated discussion. She is then escorted away by a fellow colleague (pictured)

‘The management and owners of Fun Tea deplore violence of any sort, and have zero tolerance for assaults or violence.’

But Mr Duan has since admitted the altercation came to a head after the female complained about her $10 an hour pay check.  

He has also vowed to pay back the money he owes. 

Mr Duan was interviewed by popular Chinese YouTuber Sydney Daddy to tell his side of the story in Mandarin. 

His face is blurred in the video, where he explains he went against his lawyer’s requests to share his side of the story.

The worker returned to the cafe with friends in CCTV vision ahead of the alleged brawl

The worker returned to the cafe with friends in CCTV vision ahead of the alleged brawl

People are seen inside the Fun Tea cafe on Gouger Street on the night of the alleged brawl

People are seen inside the Fun Tea cafe on Gouger Street on the night of the alleged brawl

‘I felt suffocated not being able to speak out,’ he said in the video, according to ABC.

‘This little girl was indeed only [paid] $10 until the day of the incident.’

Newly released CCTV footage showed Guo and the worker in a verbal altercation at the counter.

The worker removes her apron and vision from a camera inside the cafe shows her approach Guo for further heated discussion.

She is then escorted away by a fellow colleague, before returning to the cafe with friends.

Mr Duan is then seen speaking to his young employee and her friends.

Guo then joins the group and the alleged brawl takes place.

A 20-year-old worker was allegedly slapped and kicked during the melee by 39-year-old Gavin Guo, who has since been charged with assault

 A 20-year-old worker was allegedly slapped and kicked during the melee by 39-year-old Gavin Guo, who has since been charged with assault

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