An Emirati man is being sued for a whopping $12 million dollars for failing to have sex with his wife and causing her mental anguish, a report said Wednesday.
The unidentified woman told the court that her Emirati husband did not sleep with her in the first four months of their marriage in 2008 and later she discovered that he suffered from erectile dysfunction, Gulf News said.
The newspaper quoted court records as saying that the woman alleged her husband failed to fulfill her needs. The case is pending before Dubai Courts.
"Considering the conservative Arab values, and the woman's situation in such a society, I remained silent and tried to adapt by praying to God that things would improve," she said.
The woman, whose nationality was unclear, claimed 45 million Dirhams ($12.25 million, 8.24 million euro) in compensation. The husband forced her out of her employment and stripped her of her jewellery, she charged.
Trade and finance hub Dubai is part of the seven-member United Arab Emirates federation, but has a diverse culture as expatriates make up well over 80 percent of its population.(AFP)