German undertaker sues dominatrix for pain and theft

BERLIN Wed Oct 10, 2012 11:04am EDT

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BERLIN (Reuters) - A German court has ordered a dominatrix to pay 200 euros ($260) to a local charity as a penance after a client accused her of hurting and robbing him.

Cologne district court spokesman Dirk Esser said the plaintiff had accused the woman he hired for sex last month of holding a kitchen knife to his throat before demanding his debit card and PIN number.

The plaintiff, a 49-year-old undertaker, also said the woman had detained him against his will for five hours.

The court decided that it was impossible to know for sure what really happened because both parties had consumed too much cocaine during their encounter.

It dropped the charges but ordered the prostitute to pay the "penance money" to a charity that supports crime victims.

The 35-year-old mother of four has been in pre-trial custody for the past five weeks, but declined to be compensated for time spent in jail, Esser said.

The dominatrix denied keeping the man against his will, adding that he had also asked if a transsexual colleague could join them.

(Reporting By Chris Cottrell)

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areddy831 wrote:
This case seems to have many aspects that are seemingly taken for granted in Germany but just don’t happen in US courts. “Hired for sex” being a totally legal term, the fact that their cocaine usage was simply a detail in the case rather than the case itself, “penance money” which I don’t even entirely understand but sounds sensible, and being compensated for time spent in jail. What a country!

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drjohnwarren wrote:
Bottom line here: If the client asks for a third party, agree. That way you have a witness.

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