Friday, 19. September 2014
09. 11. 12. - 14:00
An overweight Austrian described as "The Monster From the Deep" by Modern talking singer Dieter Bohlen has lost a bid to get a total of 25,000 Euros in compensation for the insult.
Herbert Paris, 70, was filmed walking on a beach where the star was filming a casting show "Germany Seeks A Superstar - Recall" in the Maldives.
When he spotted Herbert Paris, 69, swimming to the shore, the announcer told RTL viewers: "And now, horrific, dangerous and hungry - the monster from the deep."
Then Bohlen leans over and says: "He looks like a bottle of beer." His fellow judge Fernanda Brandao then adds: "Urrghh, he is also covered in hair, yuck."
The Austrian, unaware he was being filmed, only discovered later when the show was broadcast and his friends recognised him.
He told the court: "I can't go anywhere now without people shouting out 'look, the monster from the deep'."
He said he was unable to sleep at night without medication and was nervous about leaving the house.
But the court in Korneuberg in Lower Austria rejected the claim that he be paid 25,000 Euros in compensation, saying that the 9,000 Euros in compensation RTL had offered was enough.
Judge Jörg Iglseder said: "On a purely human level it was below the belt, but we are not in America."
He cited similar cases when the payment was equivalent and therefore refused to order more.
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