A Canadian woman is seeking compensation from a telephone company following a bungled mailing of the bill which was wrongly addressed to her husband. Her love escapades with another man was exposed to the husband after a requested bill mistakingly carried the husband’s name. Dozens of the contents in the itemised bill contained a strange man’s number , having free day in calls to the woman.
Gabriella Nagy, 35, is seeking 600,000 Canadian dollars (£405,475) from Rogers Wireless for invasion of privacy and breach of contract, Canadian papers has reported.
In court documents Ms Nagy claimed she had asked the phone company to send her bill in her name to her home, but it was instead bundled with the couple’s television, Internet and home phone bill in her husband’s name.
The husband became suspicious when he noticed a number frequently called on the bill and, after dialing it, was told by a man who answered that he recently had a three-week affair with Nagy. He left Nagy and their children in August 2007.
“The affair was over,” Ms Nagy told Canwest News Service. “The thing that really hurt me is that it all came out not through my own doing.”
She blamed Rogers for the breakup, for having “breached my privacy.”
“I entrusted them with my personal information,” she said.
Rogers replied, saying it had consolidated the bills at the couple’s request.
“We cannot be responsible for the personal decisions made by our customers,” a spokesman said.
“The marriage breakup and its effects happened, or alternatively, would in any even have happened, regardless of the form in which the plaintiff and her husband received their invoices,” the company said in a statement of defense.