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Businesswoman jailed for injuring nightclub bouncer.

Summary: Plaintiff suffered a permanent disability after being hit by broken glass thrown by defendant during a brawl

Dubai: A businesswoman has been jailed for three months for hurling a broken glass at a bouncer in a nightclub and causing him a permanent disability during the course of a fight with another clubber.

The Uzbek businesswoman, J.O., 40, was under the influence of alcohol when she got into a brawl with another clubber in October 2014. The woman threw a broken glass at the man she was fighting but it hit a Tunisian bouncer causing him injuries on his wrist.

The Dubai Court of First Instance convicted J.O. of assault although she pleaded not guilty.

The bouncer suffered a 25 per cent permanent disability because of his injuries, records stated.

When she appeared in court, J.O. defended herself by saying: "I got involved in a fight with a Sudanese clubber. He beat me first and threw the glass at me; I picked it up and threw it back when it accidentally hit the bouncer. I did not mean to injure him. He was trying to stop the fight. Yes, I drank liquor."

The Tunisian man said the incident happened at a hotel in Al Muraqqabat.

"The Uzbek woman tossed a glass at me and injured my right hand. She did not do that intentionally - one of the nerves got cut. That evening the defendant brawled with a clubber and, when she tossed the broken glass, she accidentally hit me instead of him. I underwent several operations and, according to medical reports, I sustained a permanent disability," he testified.

The primary ruling remains subject to appeal within 15 days.

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Publication:XPRESS (United Arab Emirates)
Date:Jul 16, 2016
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