A WELL-known politician has allegedly parted with €100,000 in an out of court settlement with a woman who accused him of deceiving her into believing they would marry.

According to yesterday’s Phileleftheros, the woman filed a law suit against the married politician in a Larnaca court in March 2007, claiming he had deceived her into believing they would marry during a 15-year relationship. The man, who held a position of considerable power, countersued with two libel cases against her.

The case against the politician finally began on December 14, 2010. The next hearing on February 28, 2011, did not go ahead due to the poor health of the politician’s lawyer.

Before the date of the next hearing, the politician sent word via his lawyer that he was willing to pay compensation to the plaintiff to close the case.

The man allegedly agreed to pay compensation in an out of court settlement to the tune of €100,000 plus all legal costs for the two libel cases he launched against her, which he dropped.

According to Phileleftheros, during the case the applicant brought before the Larnaca court a travel bag containing underwear, pyjamas, shirts and other items of clothing to prove that the accused lived with her for long periods of time during their relationship.

She allegedly also has tax statements of the politician in her possession plus receipts of electronic products bought for use in the Larnaca district country home, where the two reportedly used to meet.

To help build a case that he had promised to marry her, the woman also had available photographs of the two together on holiday, airline tickets, and tickets from night clubs they used to frequent.

It was not clear yesterday whether the woman knew of the politician’s marriage during their alleged relationship, even though he has been a public figure for a significant length of time.

Source: Cyprus Mail

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