Man Escapes Alimony After Wife Admits She's a Genie

So rules a court in United Arab Emirates
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 17, 2014 3:28 PM CDT
Man Escapes Alimony After Wife Admits She's a Genie

This story about a divorce in the United Arab Emirates begins in not-so-unusual fashion: A wife refuses to sleep with her husband, and he is not pleased. Then it gets weird: She tells him to talk to her parents, who explain that their daughter can't have sex with him because she is, in fact, a supernatural creature called a jinn that the BBC equates to a genie. This results in divorce. But if the excuse was a tall tale, the joke's on the ex-wife, because a court in Dubai ruled that she is not entitled to alimony, reports Gulf News. Reason? She wasn't honest about the genie matter. Neither story is clear about whether this means the court thinks she's lying about being a genie or whether it thinks she should have informed her husband about her genie-ness before the wedding, but either way, she gets no alimony. (More strange stuff stories.)

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