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Wife to pay husband Dh10,000 compensation for lying about her virginity

A divorcee who told her new husband she had never married and was a virgin has been ordered to pay him damages, the civil court has ruled.

ABU DHABI // A divorcee who told her new husband she had never married and was a virgin has been ordered to pay him Dh10,000 in damages, the civil court has ruled.

The Egyptian woman and her father stated in the couple's marriage contract that she had never been married or had sex.

After three years of marriage, and the birth of their child, the husband received a message from an unknown person telling him his wife had in fact been married in the past.

The husband was sent a copy of his wife's divorce documents as proof.

The court heard he said suffered depression and lost trust in those around him as a result.

The husband then filed a lawsuit at the civil court claiming compensation from his wife for the emotional damages he suffered.

He also accused his wife of undergoing surgery to appear as though she was a virgin and defraud him.

The court ruled the wife should pay her husband Dh10,000 as compensation. Court records did not state if the husband was seeking a divorce.

hdajani@thenational.ae