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Daughter sues mum over Facebook humiliation

The Local · 12 Jul 2012, 08:39

Published: 12 Jul 2012 08:39 GMT+02:00

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The woman, who lived in Baden-Württemberg, was charged with copyright violation after she published unflattering pictures of her bikini-clad daughter on Facebook, regional broadcaster Südwestrundfunk (SWR) said.

Despite claiming not to properly understand how the social networking site worked, she gave her 24-year-old daughter a fake name and added offensive comments about her weight.

But when the daughter heard from her friends about the pictures, she decided to take her mother to the Bonndorf regional court, who ordered that they were to be removed and that the daughter be awarded damages.

The judge heard how she “just wanted to share pictures of her daughter with friends.”

There was also an offensive photo of the woman's son in the album which the daughter told the court she would like deleted.

The pair have since broken off all contact.

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11:28 July 12, 2012 by pepsionice
There used to be a German TV show which specialized in creating a situation where a parent and a kid (the kid would usually be in their 30's) would be brought together in some fashion after some event where the parent had done something years ago slamming the kid in a pretty negative fashion. Some of these separations had gone on for twenty years. Most of the times....the kid would accept some apology, but sometimes....the kid would listen to the TV moderator, and just tell them to get off the doorstep and go away. In this case, I'd bet that the kid never contacts the mother ever again.
08:03 July 13, 2012 by zeddriver
In this new age progressive world where you can get rid of an unwanted baby for a few hundred dollars. It just amazes me how many people still have kids that really don't want them. And then feel that it's ok to take out their own frustrations on the child they brought into this world. After all, That darn kid got in my way of having fun. Or it wasn't the perfect child. And so I must retaliate.
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