This is all over the place, so...
The defendent post-surgery
A man in northern China, Jian Feng, has won a RMB 750,000 settlement against his ex-wife on the grounds that she was actually ugly. The ex-wife, unnamed in court documents, did not inform her then-husband of the RMB 630,000 worth of extensive plastic surgery she had undergone before they had met.
Mr. Jian became suspicious of his wife only after the couple's first child was born. Calling his new-born daughter "incredibly ugly," and looking like neither of her parents, Mr. Jian at first suspected his wife of cheating.
Only then did the mother of Mr. Jian's only child admit to having had plastic surgery to alter her appearances.
Shortly thereafter, Mr. Jian divorced his wife and filed suit, eventually winning a hefty payout.
The defendant pre-surgery
Preliminary questions for discussion:
1) How funny is this article? I find it hilarious. One of the better ones I've heard in a long time. An instant classic. I am aware, though, that many may find it more offensive than anything.
2) Do you agree with the judge's decision? Is being sued for being ugly beyond the pale? Or, is this more about deceit, and the fact that the ex-wife misled her husband.
3) Which parent is most harmful to the baby girl's development? The mother, who passed her ugly genes onto the child, or the superficial, family-disowning father?
4) What are your thoughts on the judicial system here?
5) Have you ever wanted to sue someone you regret having sex with?
Like they teach you in 1L, caveat emptor.
The wife, of course, should have been forthright about her past surgeries, but the responsibility to determine her suitability as a wife and mother lay entirely with the husband. The husband failed to do his due diligance into his fiance's past before he entered into a marriage agreement. Any post-hoc attempt to nullify the marriage - let alone file suit for compensation - cannot be justified simply because one party to the agreement failed to properly analyze the agreement before entering into it.
A marriage requires commitment to one's partner "until death do us part," not, "until death do us part, or until I discover something about you that I don't like."
While the wife was clearly dishonest, the husband should have known better. On these grounds, I disagree with the verdict in this case.
I hope this does not become a trend...
Damn! You can do that?
I want the name of his attorney, willing to pay a reward for the attorney's contact information.
when an attorney wins a sued-for-being-ugly case, his number goes in the rolodex of every ugly-girl fucker in the countr
Mine was an arranged marriage.
Mine too, I arranged it.
thing is, i know a couple of dudes dating girls who don't look any better
Many of them around...
It makes me wonder what is the motivation.
Next step is suing partners who turned out to have their eyes lasered, teeth corrected or hair dyed.