Guy Pays The Ultimate Fine For Not Wearing A Condom During A Hookup
The next time you're thinking about skipping the latex during casual sex, keep this story in mind. A jury in Oregon has reportedly awarded
a 49-year-old dental hygienist $900,000 for the pain and suffering
she's had to endure since contracting genital herpes following a hook up
with a retired dentist she had met online.
According to the woman's lawyer, the two had been going out on their fourth date before deciding to get it on. She says she requested the man
wear a condom and that he agreed, but by the time she realized he wasn't
wearing one "it was too late." It was only when the deed was done that he revealed to her
that he had genital herpes, and she subsequently kicked him out. The 69-year-old had claimed in
court that he had no idea his herpes were perpetually contagious, even
when no outbreak was visible.
The jury took two hours to deliberate before concluding that the retiree was at least 75% at fault and granted the woman nearly the full amount of what she had filed for. The man was also found guilty of committing battery "by intentionally engaging in an activity that harmed the woman," but the the case was turned down as there was not enough evidence to convict "beyond a reasonable doubt."