Taxi driver fined in Georgia for indecent remark to a woman
Taxi driver fined for indecency
The Tbilisi City Court deemed a comment made toward Tbilisi resident Sopo Gogsadze a violation of the law and imposed a fine on the taxi driver.
According to the victim, on June 2nd, while on the street in the Vake district, the taxi driver stopped his car and said, “Look at those thighs!”
Gogsadze managed to record the car’s license plate number and reported it to the police. The court hearing took place on June 29th. According to Gogsadze, the taxi driver initially tried to deny the incident in court, but then “stood up and began measuring the length of my dress” right in the courtroom.
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“On the morning of June 2nd, I was walking to a meeting on Barnov Street when a taxi driver recklessly pulled up next to me and shouted, ‘Look at those thighs!’ I managed to jot down the car’s license plate number and, following a friend’s advice, reported the incident to the police.
Over the course of this time, I visited the police station several times, protocols were filed, and so on. Earlier this week, I received a call informing me that the court hearing was scheduled for June 29th.
Both the driver and I appeared in court. During the testimonies, I was asked about everything – what he was wearing, what I was wearing. I was wearing the same dress as that day, which I informed them. When I finished answering and the driver had a chance to ask a question, you know what he did? He stood up and, saying, ‘What kind of dress is that on you?’ proceeded to inspect the size and length of my dress… Judge for yourselves what that means.
The trial concluded, and he was found guilty of an administrative offense and fined.
On the way to court that morning, I felt some sympathy for him, but after what he allowed himself to do, I realized that this fine alone is not enough for him.
Unfortunately, there are many such individuals who take too many liberties, but I hope that in the future, he will think twice before saying anything,” Gogsadze writes.