Ex sent abusive messages over business venture
AN EX-HUSBAND bombarded his former wife with abusive messages after falling out over business.
Taghi Jafari, 33, called his ex a ‘scumbag’, a ‘cancer’ and made threats, a court heard.
He and the victim got together in 2005.
They got married and divorced in 2009 but continued to have an on-off relationship until last year, when they fell out over a shop they run in Bollington.
Jafari, of Wellington Road, Bollington, started sending abusive text messages, phone calls and voicemails, as well as contacting her on social media and turning up outside her house.
Prosecuting, Kate Gaskell, said: “They own a business together and following their final split continued working with each other.
“On August 15 she asked to talk to Jafari about finances and he became abusive.
“She was subjected to verbal abuse on the phone and text messages.
“He called her a scumbag. She said she was being worn down by his controlling behaviour and it was having a large impact on her life.
“He made belittling comments which made her feel worthless.
“He stood outside her house and said ‘are you not going to sort this out?’
“He was placed on police bail but breached the bail as he had further contact. She received messages through social media app Viber.
“In recorded calls he said ‘you are an evil person who has wasted 10 years of my life’, ‘ have some self respect’ and ‘you are a cancer’.
“What started as a falling out over business escalated into inappropriate and threatening behaviour.”
The victim called it ‘a nightmare’, in a statement read at the hearing, at Stockport Magistrates.
Jafari pleaded guilty to harassment between August 15, 2016 and December 16, 2016.
He appeared in court without a solicitor but with an interpreter.
He said: “I never had a problem with her until this business came along.
“If I’ve said obscene language it’s because she was using the same language.”
Magistrates gave Jafari a 12 month community order, 200 hours unpaid work and 15 day Rehabilitation Activity Requirement, plus £85 costs, £85 victim surcharge and £100 compensation.
A 12 month restraining order bans him from entering Woodside Road, Manchester, a Buddhist centre in Chorlton, Manchester, and an address in Bollington.
‘What started as a falling out over business escalated into inappropriate and threatening behaviour’
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