A suit against pop singer Joey Yung Cho-yee brought by her domestic helper was dismissed yesterday. Violeta Ruiz told the Small Claims Tribunal all her belongings were destroyed in a fire in February. She said Ms Yung dismissed her after the fire in the Happy Valley flat, where the singer lived with her mother, I Kam-fong, and younger brother. Ms Ruiz, who had worked for the family since March last year, said the employment contract was between her and Ms Yung's mother, but the real boss was Ms Yung. Both Ms Yung and her mother were named as defendants but were absent from yesterday's proceedings. Ms Ruiz told the adjudicator, Queeny Au Yeung, the belongings she kept in the Happy Valley flat had been bought over the past six years. The destroyed items included shoes, bags and clothing. She was claiming $15,000 from her employer. While accepting the fire was an accident, Ms Ruiz insisted her loss should be compensated by her boss. The adjudicator dismissed the maid's claim as she found no negligence on the employer's part.