A man who became obsessed with a prostitute and launched a rash of lawsuits against her and her lawyers has had his case shot down in the Supreme Court.
The client and the New Zealand sex worker were in an “arrangement” that turned sour some three years ago.
The man, known in court papers as “NR” or “Mr N” paid the Auckland woman for weekly sexual services for about two months.
“He became emotionally attached to her, but his feelings were not reciprocated and she refused his request that she make herself available exclusively to him,” the Court of Appeal said in an earlier judgement.
The sex deal went pear-shaped when the Auckland woman suspected her client was stalking her.
The Court of Appeal heard the client gave the sex worker a mobile phone as a gift in early 2012.
“He demonstrated the phone’s features using his own phone, inadvertently revealing that he had been searching her car’s registration number,” the court said. At that point, the sex worker, known as “MR” or “Ms M”, demanded the man leave at once.
The jilted man seemed to have trouble accepting Ms M’s feelings, and repeatedly tried to contact her. He even instructed a private investigator to obtain personal details about the sex worker, including her real name and contact details.