x Abu Dhabi, UAEMonday 24 July 2017

Woman who insulted man who promised to marry her fined by Dubai court

A man who had been with a woman for almost ten years during which promises of marriage were made, dumped the woman and married another, court hears.

DUBAI // A woman who insulted a man who led her along for almost 10 years with promises of marriage has been fined Dh1,000.

The woman, MN, 39, from Germany, sent Emirati MA a number of insulting text messages after he dumped her in 2008 and married another woman.

"She said that my wife was cheating on me but I ignored her messages at the start since I was newly married and did not want that to affect my marriage but when it continued I reported her to police," said the man.

He said that on July 14 last year, the woman sent him a message calling him a fool and claiming everyone in Dubai knew his wife was a "whore".

But the woman denied this, claiming they were on friendly terms and said she was advising him to spend more time with his wife.

"I told him I heard her saying she was not happy with him," said the woman.

The woman's defence lawyer told the Misdemeanours Court that "she is the victim here" because the man had been with her for almost 10 years and repeatedly promised to marry her.

"She trusted him and thought she had found the right man with whom she can start a family," he said.

salamir@thenational.ae