Saudi Man Jailed After Bragging About Sex on TV

He earns 5 years and 1,000 lashes
By Harry Kimball,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 7, 2009 2:37 PM CDT

(Newser) – A Saudi man has been sentenced to 5 years in jail and 1,000 lashes after boasting about his sexual promiscuity on a TV show. Broadcast in July, it features the man displaying sex toys and talking up his exploits. Three friends who appeared on camera got 2-year sentences, notes the BBC. The man's lawyer plans to appeal, saying the TV station—its Saudi office is now closed—is to blame.

“My client has been presented to the people as a scapegoat to cover up the real culprit.”