Chinese man sues wife after ‘ugly’ baby born

Failed relationships can get ugly, but the story of a Chinese man divorcing his wife really gives new meaning to the old cliché.




Jian Feng filed a lawsuit against his wife in May after she gave birth to the couple’s daughter.

Upon seeing the “incredibly ugly” baby girl, he thought there was no way she could be the child of him and his “beautiful” partner, and initially concluded his wife had been having an affair. “I married my wife out of love, but as soon as we had our first daughter, we began having marital issues. Our daughter was incredibly ugly, to the point where it horrified me.”

When DNA tests proved the child was his, it then emerged that before Mr Feng had married his wife, she had undergone $100,000 (€77,000) worth of plastic surgery in South Korea where the decisive knife of a surgeon, not the gene pool, crafted her flawless bone structure.

The Northern Chinese man, according to a report from PlanetIvy.com, divorced his wife and sued her, apparently, for being ugly — and won.

Mr Feng has since been awarded $120,000 from his wife, as a sympathetic judge agreed she had tricked him into marrying her under “false pretences”. Since his wife used intense surgery to drastically alter her appearance before she met Mr Feng, and since she never told him of it, the courts determined that she had convinced Mr Feng to marry him under “false premises,” and thus sided with him.

Mr Feng constantly accused his wife of having an affair, until she finally told him she blamed herself for the child’s looks and that she was the reason for the looks that were not up to the father’s standards

A photograph of Mr Feng himself was unavailable at the time of going to print.


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