Original URL: http://www.theregister.co.uk/2004/05/07/german_email_fine/

German 'old tart' emailer fined

Don't let's be beastly...

By Tim Richardson

Posted in Media, 7th May 2004 13:36 GMT

A German pensioner has been fined €100 (£67) after calling his ex-partner "an old tart" in an email.

The woman was so distraught after receiving the email - which also suggested her new partner should have "got somebody younger and more attractive for his money" - she lodged a formal complaint with police.

According to German newspaper Bild, the case against the 66-year-old pensioner was dropped after he agreed to cough up the fine. ®

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