A CANADIAN woman is suing a mobile phone company after her husband discovered she was having an affair through her itemised phone bill, and left her.
Gabriella Nagy, 35, claimed she had asked the phone company to send her bill in her name to her home, but it was bundled with the couple’s pay TV, internet and home phone bill in her husband’s name.
Mrs Nagy is seeking $677,000 from Rogers Wireless for invasion of privacy and breach of contract. The husband became suspicious when he noticed on the bill a number frequently called. After dialling it, he was told by a man who answered he had a three-week affair with Mrs Nagy.
The husband left Mrs Nagy and their children in August 2007. “The affair was over,” Mrs 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 said it consolidated the bills at the couple’s request. “We cannot be responsible for the personal decisions made by our customers,” a Rogers spokesman said.
“The marriage breakup and its effects happened, or alternatively, would in any event have happened, regardless of the form in which the plaintiff and her husband received their invoices,” the company said in a statement of defence.