Dubai - The manager is on trial for threatening to circulate the video and send it to her 12-year-old daughter unless she married him without the legal attested marriage contract.
A general manager faced charges on Wednesday in the Court of First Instance for allegedly blackmailing a woman by threatening to circulating her private video clip unless she agreed to marry him.
The 39-year-old Egyptian, identified as H.J., got the clip from the woman's ex-husband and made his threats through an online messenger service.
A message with threatening content, allegedly sent from him to her on WhatsApp read: 'I could show you the worse but till now I don't want that. Don't hurt yourself.'
The incident was reported on May 12 to Al Rafaa police station.
The complainant, a 34-year-old clerk from Egypt, said that she had done business with H.J. She sold clothes and shoes for him in her home country and made profits of $20,000 for him.
"We were friends at first and he said he wanted to marry me. But later he said he wanted us to be married without a legal document."
As soon as she rejected his offer, he allegedly started to blackmail her.
"At first, he threatened to kidnap my children and kill them. He then threatened me with a receipt I had signed as a proof that I received money from him for business."
H.J also threatened her with a video clip, in which she appears totally naked in the bathroom.
She said she had sent the clip to her ex-husband and the accused got it from him.
"My ex-husband sent the clip to him when we had problems because they were friends."
The defendant was blackmailing her with the clip and threatening to circulate it and send it to her 12-year-old daughter unless she married him without the legal attested marriage contract.
A copy of the conversation between the complainant and H.J, in which he allegedly threatened her, was used by the public prosecution as part of evidence in the case. The clip was sent by H.J in the conversation.
The accused manager claims that the woman asked him to marry her. But after he turned her down she sent him the video. He claimed that he had given her money for business purposes and had her sign on some receipts.
She began stalling when he claimed his money back, he told the investigators, adding that he had sent her the video telling her that he did not want to harm her.
The court adjourned the hearing to December 6.