So what’s the big deal, and why is this news? Well, because being caught doing something like that in Dubai is a pretty big deal. In fact, Blake could be facing up to three years in jail. Even with plans for the most futuristic hotel in the world (above), they apparently have old fashioned views.
What are the actual charges? Well, so far, they are related to being drunk in public and having sex outside of marriage.
Don’t you just love how the government cares about your sex life over there? Not only do they care, but they feel the need to lock people up for it. It’s unbelievable.
Blake is a British businesswoman who works as a consultant. She happened to be in Dubai at a bar called The Irish Village Bar where she allegedly met a man named Conor McRedmond. According to reports, they must have both had their beer-goggles on because they were soon jumping into a cab and playing tonsil hockey.
The cabby was already upset that they were kissing, which is ridiculous enough. But he says that he felt the need to alert a nearby police officer because they got a little too carried away–and started having full on intercourse.
The Telegraph quoted a “source” who said:
“They were completely drunk, started kissing and then got carried away. That’s when they started having sex.”
I’m dying to know what kind of source we are talking about here. Was he standing on the side of the road when he witnessed this? Is he the cousin of the cab driver who just couldn’t stand people kissing in the back seat? So ridiculous.
Strangely, Rebecca Blake says that she was alone:
“I have no idea where these sex allegations have come from because none were put to me by the authorities. I was arrested for having a bottle of beer in the back of a cab, not having sex. That is all. I was alone in the vehicle.”
It’s worth mentioning that you can get in trouble for this here, too. But I have a feeling it wouldn’t be three years in prison. Wow.
Check out some photos of her over at Huffington Post.
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