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Man calls live-in partner a ‘call girl’, earns SC rebuke

The man had appealed against an order by the Bombay HC, directing him to pay maintenance to the live-in partner.

The Supreme Court on Tuesday reproached a man for describing his live-in partner as a sex worker, allegedly to escape the financial liability of paying alimony to the woman.

The man, who works as an assistant director in Bollywood, had appealed against an order by the Bombay High Court, directing him to pay maintenance to the live-in partner and their daughter.

“Despite being married, you maintained a relationship with the woman from 1986 to 1995. You are a philanderer yourself and now you call the poor woman a call girl. Moreover, you have a child with her, yet you describe the woman like this,” stated a bench led by Justice Vikramajit Sen, which dismissed his plea.

The bench also pulled up the man’s counsel for appealing against the order by trying to question the character of the woman, and said he must pay alimony to her and their child.

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In his plea, the man had claimed that he was unemployed and he could not bear the financial burden of paying alimony. He has been married to another woman since 1966 and has four children with her.

First published on: 06-05-2015 at 12:36:50 am
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