Austrian Times RSS FeedsLike the Austrian Times Facebook page!Follow us on Twitter!


Events for December
M T W T F S S
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
8 9 10 11 12 13 14
15 16 17 18 19 20 21
22 23 24 25 26 27 28
29 30 31 1 2 3 4
Add your event FREE

Today

Videos


BurgKino

Pub Quiz everyTuesday at Johnny's Pub

Popular in Austria


Cosmo&Nanu

Monster from the Deep Loses Damages Claim

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.

Austrian Times


Are you on Facebook? Like the Austrian Times on Facebook and win great prizes!


Cosmo and Nanu
ORF Watch

Tag cloud:
compensation  Urrghh  yuck  covered  talking  Paris  equivalent  friends  unaware  payment  Austrian  recognised  court  Brandao  filmed  Bohlen  Monster  monster  similar  Euros

Latest News

 

Ebola's deadly reach impacts Vienna student
Austria has yet to record its first case of Ebola, but the feared virus has already had a severe impact on the lives of Africans living in Vienna.

Grigorij Sokolov Works His Magic At Vienna Konzerthaus
Whilst the world-famous Wizard of Oz played at the Volksoper, there was another Wizard in the Konzerthaus giving his 16th performance in Vienna!

Penelope Cruz To Play The Ice Cream Killer
The memoirs of the woman dubbed the Ice Cream Killer after she shot dead two ex-lovers before hacking the bodies up with a chainsaw and telling neighbours the noise was a new ice cream machine are due to be turned into a blockbuster with Penelope Cruz playing the lead role.

Kid Left In Coma After Beaten By Teacher For Talking
This is the shocking image of a little Chinese girl before and after she was punished by her teacher - for talking in class.

Freezing Rain Causes Chaos In Central Europe
Freezing weather has arrived in Europe with a vengeance with a layer of ice blanketing parts of Austria, Germany and the Czech Republic and causing traffic chaos.

Holey Smoke As Car Disappears Down Sinkhole
Motorist Wei Hsiao found himself in a hole lot of trouble in China when a giant sinkhole opened up on the road beneath him, swallowing his entire car.

Shock Moment Police Helicopter Explodes On Street
This is the moment a police helicopter exploded into a spinning ball of flame in Chile when a fire truck clipped one of its rotors.

More Than Twenty 100,000 GBP Motors Used In Bridal Convoy
A Chinese couple who wanted to have the most expensive wedding convoy possible arranged for a convoy of top of the range cars including a stretch Hummer followed by Lamborghinis, Porsches and other VIP motors.

Riot Police Star In Downs Syndrome Calendar
Spanish riot police have joined forces with Down's syndrome kids to take part in a special calendar for charity.

Chinese Nuclear Winter Smog Leaves Clinics Full
Fresh proof of Chinese scientists' claims that the country's toxic air pollution resembles a nuclear winter are shown by these images that show clinics and hospitals packed with patients suffering with trouble breathing.

 


Mala Vrata

The most popular stories –
last 7 days



Don't moan alone, the Ombudsman Investigates.

Why suffer in silence. Let off steam by letting our readers share your troubles. File your complaints about anything and everything here.

Our ombudsman David Rogers will try and help solve some of the problems from lazy civil servants through to incompetent companies – and at the very least the worst transgressors will end up in our weekly special report.


Austrian Zimmers