A married man living in Shanghai who had an affair with another woman was recently ordered to pay 30,000 yuan in compensation for ‘violating her virginity by deception,’ the Pudong New Area People’s court announced yesterday, adding that this was the first case of its kind in the city.
The plaintiff, a 35-year-old woman surnamed Chen, began dating the man last September after they’d met online five years ago, according to Shanghai Daily. The man, surnamed Li, told Chen that he was single, and the couple ended up having sex on a trip to Singapore.
Three months later, Li broke up with Chen unexpectedly and ended all contact with her. In February, she broke into Li’s Pudong apartment where she found him with his wife, to whom he’d been married since January 2013.
Chen, who said she takes relationships very seriously, filed a lawsuit against Li on March 26 on the grounds that he had violated her virginity deceivingly. She demanded a written apology and 500,000 yuan in compensation.
The attorney of Li, who didn’t personally show up in court, said his client denied having sex with Chen. The court eventually ruled that the married man give Chen a written apology and 30,000 yuan in compensation, as he’d ‘brought about a negative influence on her health and reputation.’