The woman in Italy, 50, presented medical evidence ‘proving she was a virgin’
She claimed her husband’s lack of sex was the reason their marriage failed
However, the man, also 50, claimed he has two children with his new wife
Court ruled: ‘There is no clearer sign that he didn’t have sexual problems’
An Italian woman has lost an 11-year legal battle with her husband for ‘moral damages’ because he was unable to fulfill her sexual needs.
The 50-year-old woman, known only as Anna, took her husband to court for the distress caused by his inability to perform. She claimed her 50-year-old husband never once satisfied her sexually and she should be paid $57,000 in ‘moral damages’ to compensate her for the constant disappointment.
She subsequently lost a $57,000 (£40,000) case against her ex-husband over his inability to have sex
The woman, known only as Anna, 50, was from the picturesque town of Civitanova, pictured, on the Adriatic
However, following a marathon court case, which began in 2004, an Italian judge has thrown out the woman’s claim and instead ordered her to pay $5,700 in legal fees.
The case was heard in Civitanova Marche. The court heard the man had an anatomical problem which prevented him from having sex with the woman.
According to The Local.it, the woman claimed the lack of sex brought about the end of their marriage.
The woman even presented a certificate from her doctor which certified her as ‘technically a virgin’.
The man, in his defence, admitted he had an anatomical problem, but claimed it had been repaired before the marriage.
He said he would routinely attempt to initiate sex but would be rebuffed by his wife.
Lawyers admitted during the case they could not prove whether the man had ever rejected his wife’s sexual advances, but the defence claimed the fact he had two children with his second wife was proof of his sexual prowess.
Magistrates Marco Vannini and Barbara Asuni ruled: ‘There is no clearer sign that he didn’t have sexual problems.’
As well as dismissing the woman’s case, the Magistrates ordered her to pay$5,700 (£4,000) in costs.