Man Successfully Sues Wife over Ugly Children – Facts


Story: 

Man sues wife after she gives him ‘ugly’ baby

A Chinese man divorced and then sued his ex-wife for giving birth to what he called an extremely ugly baby girl, the Irish Times reported.

Initially, Jian Feng accused his wife of infidelity, so sure that he could never father an unattractive child.

When a DNA test proved that the baby was his, Feng’s wife came clean on a little secret — before they met, she had undergone about $100,000 worth of cosmetic surgery in South Korea.

Feng sued his ex-wife on the grounds of false pretenses, for not telling him about the plastic surgery and duping him into thinking she was beautiful, The Huffington Post reported.

The kicker? He won. A judge agreed with Feng’s argument and ordered his ex-wife to fork over $120,000.

“I married my wife out of love, but as soon as we had our first daughter, we began having marital issues,” he told the Irish Times. “Our daughter was incredibly ugly, to the point where it horrified me.”

Other Versions

A Chinese man has divorced and sued his wife for £55,000 after discovering she’d had plastic surgery before they met.

Jian Feng, 38, was said to have been horrified when she gave birth to an ugly baby daughter. He suspected her of having an affair.

His wife then confessed to having plastic surgery costing £70,000 in South Korea before they met and showed him a picture of how she used to look.

He filed for divorce two years after marrying her following a whirlwind romance.

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Man Successfully Sues Wife over Ugly Children
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Man Successfully Sues Wife over Ugly Children

Analysis:

This is a popular story that is in fact circulating in various versions since at least 2004. The claim is that a Chinese man Jian Feng accused his wife of infidelity, divorced her and then sued her for giving birth to an extremely ugly baby girl. Through a DNA test, when he learnt that the baby was his, he supposedly sued her wife for not disclosing that she had undergone a cosmetic surgery in South Korea. It does not appear so.

This ‘interesting’ story, attached with a family picture, has lately made its place into many news reports online. The Huffington Post reported the same story, but later came up with an update, “Sorry Guys, The Man Who Sued His Wife Over Their ‘Ugly Children’ Yarn Is Probably A Hoax (PICTURE)“. The story was also published in New York Post, that again, followed a clarification, “Reports of Feng’s lawsuit against his wife were originally reported in European and US newspapers in 2004, but with no details of any adjudication or payout. While many have cast doubt on the wild tale, details of an alleged civil settlement were reported on Chinese Web sites last year and English-language media this week.

Picture of Advertisement of a cosmetic surgery clinic in Taiwan
Advertisement of a cosmetic surgery clinic in Taiwan

Firstly, as told in the story, there are no such cases about “Feng Jian” reported in The Irish Times website. The family picture with three children that comes with the story is in no way associated with the story. As mentioned in Rocket News 24, the picture is a part of an advertisement of a cosmetic surgery clinic in Taiwan, and features a tag line, “The only thing you have to worry about after plastic surgery is the explaining you’ll have to do to your children.” Recent versions of the story also featured couple of other unverified pictures reportedly depicting “before and after” images of the wife and an “ugly” daughter. As reported in Ananova.com back in 2004, in an article titled ‘Man divorces and sues wife over ugly past‘, the story in question is taken from The Heilongjiang Morning Post, a Chinese newspaper. However, it appears like the newspaper publishes interesting tell-tales like this, as it recently apologized for publishing a false dating story.

The Heilongjiang Morning Post apologized on Friday for publishing a false story without verifying the facts.

The newspaper published the story Man’s online date is daughter-in-law on Thursday, saying that a 57-year-old man in Muleng, Heilongjiang province, asked his online girlfriend out for a date only to find out that she was his own daughter-in-law.

The story became a web hit after it was published.

The newspaper published an apology on Friday, saying that the police of Muleng had confirmed that the story was false and was fabricated by Wei Hongji, a reporter with Muleng Television.

The newspaper said it had asked Wei to help provide photos but did not verify the facts any further.

“We sincerely apologize to readers for having published the report without an in-depth interview,” the newspaper said in the apology.

Screenshot of related Story
Screenshot of related Story

Considering these facts and lack of any evidence to prove the case, the story is possibly hoax. It is perhaps a tell-tale story or a fiction intended to convey the extremities of deceit in relationships.

Hoax or Fact:

Possibly hoax.

References:

Chinese Man Jian Feng ‘Divorces And Sues Wife For Being Ugly, Before Plastic Surgery’
Man sues wife after she gives him ‘ugly’ baby


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