A Ho Chi Minh City court Thursday ordered a man to pay VND 39.2 million (US$1,700) in damages to a former girlfriend for posting her nude photos on his Facebook page years after they broke up.
The 42-year old defendant, a senior manager at a local property company, was also ordered to apologize to her in court.
The 36-year old woman had demanded that he should publish an apology on three different newspapers three issues in succession, but this was rejected by the District 2 court.
She told the court that after they separated in 2012 she had returned all the gifts he had given her.
In May 2014 she accidentally discovered that he had posted nine nude photos of her on Facebook with captions describing how they had had sex. Then he posted 26 statuses that insulted her.
She complained to the police, who ruled that his actions did not warrant criminal charges and fined him VND 7.2 million for “offending another with digital products”.
The woman disagreed and filed a suit last year.