Dubai club dancer insults religion, blackmails Emirati to pay her Dh140,000

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Dubai - She threatened the man in voice notes she sent on WhatsApp.


Marie Nammour

Published: Wed 7 Aug 2019, 4:30 PM

Last updated: Tue 13 Aug 2019, 11:13 AM

A woman, who threatened an Emirati man and blackmailed him for breaking up with her, was sentenced on Wednesday by a Dubai court to three months in jail to be followed by deportation.
This is the second time the Dubai Court of First Instance heard the case of the 35-year-old Moroccan woman, accused of blasphemy, blackmail and issuing threats.
The court heard how the defendant blackmailed to defame the complainant with intimate photos and videos of them together on vacation in Spain.
The woman wanted him to get back to her or pay her Dh140,000 and a monthly amount of Dh4,500.
She threatened the man in voice notes she sent on WhatsApp, in which she also used abusive language and other bad words in terms of religion.
The accused almost managed to make the victim fulfill her demands after she threatened to disgrace him in front of his family members by exposing their relation between July and August last year. But he eventually filed a complaint against her at Al Qusais police station.
The woman had been sentenced to three months in jail in March and ordered to be deported.
The complainant said he had met the defendant about two years before the complaint. "We got close and I would usually help her financially as she had two children from her ex-husband. I told her about my wife and my family members' names. I proposed to her and she accepted but I told her she will have to quit her job as a dancer at a night club and stop drinking alcohol. However, after she failed to do so, I broke up with her in May last year and got a new mobile number."
He learned from his colleagues that she was asking about him. "I wired Dh5,500 to her then and switched off my old number. However, she managed later to get my new number. She wanted me to get back to her or pay her Dh140,000 and a monthly amount of Dh4,500," he recalled.
She threatened to expose him in front of his mother, wife, siblings and friends with intimate photos and videos taken on several occasions. "I knew how serious she was when she sent me two video clips she had taken as we kissed each other in Spain. She also secretly copied all my contact numbers from my phone and later contacted my wife," he told the prosecutor.
The complainant turned to Dubai Police for help as he became worried over his ill mother's health if she learned about the incident.
The defendant's mobile phones were seized and conversations were found between her and the victim. They contained abusive language and threats in addition to two inappropriate video clips.
During interrogation, she claimed she was drunk when she sent those messages.
The case has been referred to the Court of Appeals.

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