A lawyer and former Legco candidate was yesterday accused of providing insufficient food for a domestic helper who claims she was forced to work overtime without pay on her boss' election campaign, a court heard. Amie Camacho, 28, said she had to spend $20 a day on food while she was employed by Helen Chung Yee-fong, the District Court was told. 'I also ate leftovers. It was not enough so I had to buy food for myself,' she said. Cross-examined by John McLanachan, representing Ms Chung, the maid denied she was exaggerating. Ms Camacho and Lenita Hernandez, 30, said Ms Chung forced them to work up to 17 hours a day while she contested the Urban Council and Legislative Council elections last year. They said they received no pay for the extra work on Sundays. The two are suing Ms Chung for $171,593 in damages for breach of contract. Mr McLanachan said Ms Chung had never instructed Ms Camacho to work at her Sheung Wan office or asked her to put up billboards during elections. The trial continues before Judge Andrew Chung today.