An IBM manager accused of sexually harassing a former colleague hit back yesterday, demanding unspecified damages for having a holiday ruined. Defence barrister Ashley Burns, for Tamara Rus, said an order obtained by Ray Chen to bar Ms Rus from leaving Hong Kong in February last year had wrecked her plans. The order, which was lifted the same month, forced Ms Rus, 30, to cancel her holiday to Beijing with her then boyfriend, the District Court was told. Mr Burns said the order was granted by Judge Barnabas Fung Wah on February 1 last year because Mr Chen failed to provide all relevant material for the judge to consider. He said Ms Rus suffered emotional stress because of the order and had to consult a psychiatrist. Ms Rus wants Mr Chen to pay half of the $4,500 package tour plus damages. But Mr Chen, 31, argued he was told by the Equal Opportunities Commission that Ms Rus had intended to return to Australia. He is suing Ms Rus, a project manager, and IBM China/Hong Kong alleging sexual harassment by her between August and December 1998. They have denied the claims. Mr Burns and barrister Russell Coleman, for IBM, said they would seek costs if Mr Chen lost because the proceedings were brought 'maliciously and frivolously'. Solicitor Helen Belshaw, for Ms Rus, said she had returned to Australia after her testimony. Judge Maggie Poon May-kay reserved her decision.