German Singer "Sorry" for HIV Sex, Bulgarian Due to Testify
A singer from the famous German all-girl band No Angels, which has a Bulgarian member in its line-up, has admitted to having unprotected sex with several partners without warning them she was HIV-positive.
Nadja Benaissa, 28, was speaking at the opening of her trial in the German city of Darmstadt.
"I am so sorry," Benaissa told the court. However, she denied deliberately infecting anyone.
She faces a charge of grievous bodily harm for allegedly infecting one man.
She has also been charged with attempted bodily harm for allegedly having sex with two other men who were not infected.
If convicted, Benaissa faces a prison sentence ranging from six months to 10 years.
After the opening of the trial, German news agency DAPD carried a statement from Benaissa's lawyer admitting she had not handled the HIV virus properly, and conceding she had had unprotected sex.
But the singer said: "No way did I want my partner to be infected."
According to prosecutors, Benaissa knew she was HIV-positive as early as 1999.
A former lover, who is HIV-positive, has said the singer infected him in 2004 and is due to appear in court in Darmstadt as a co-claimant.
The trial is expected to end later this mont.
The other three members of what is believed to be the biggest-selling German girlband to date, including Bulgarian Lucy Diakovska, have been summoned to testify.
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I'm not being touchy, Bill.
It just seemed like you were trying to be "touchy feely" with me and that made me feel uncomfortable. I know that there are other ways of getting closer and I have that feeling of closeness with alot of my friends...online and in real life.
Don't get me wrong though, I love sex and dread to be your age when I can't have it and enjoy it, anymore. That must suck. :-((
Really? Bill is your actual name?
It's not William or Wilhelm?
Now who's touchy? There are more ways of getting closer than physically or romantically. But then I sex is a popular theme here, and it seems people don't understand anyone who doesn't think that way.
"just you picking Bill was yours"
I didn't pick a nick. That's my real name.
"I'm glad we're getting closer. To be frank, I do get tired of having apologies demanded when I have written nothing offensive. I haven't called you names; I haven't cast aspersions on your intelligence; merely reported facts. I couldn't imagine what you possibly could have found offensive
As to being provocative, I suppose that's your choice, but the name of the Evil One is one I certainly wouldn't pick."
I think we are having trouble with the way we say things.
We're not "getting closer"...we're understanding each other more, now.
To be frank, I think what you said is offensive. I think thought the of us "getting closer" is revolting to tell you the truth. You're old enough to be my grand father!!!!
Yep. Picking my nick was my choice just you picking Bill was yours.
What can I say? Adolf Hitler and Osama Bin Laden were already chosen.
I'm glad we're getting closer. To be frank, I do get tired of having apologies demanded when I have written nothing offensive. I haven't called you names; I haven't cast aspersions on your intelligence; merely reported facts. I couldn't imagine what you possibly could have found offensive
As to being provocative, I suppose that's your choice, but the name of the Evil One is one I certainly wouldn't pick.
"As I've noted, three posters on this forum have chosen such nicks, and I wonder why"
I have explained plenty of times already. There is a reasoning behind my nick and the intent is not to bait Christians. Though, god knows, actual witches have suffered greatly at the hands of Christians so the baiting would have to go the other way around.