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UAE Drops Cybercrime Charges Against American Who Insulted Vengeful Ex by Email

Updated: Jan 12, 2022

An American who faced two years in a United Arab Emirates prison for calling her ex a "dirty animal" in an email has been released without charge.


MB was accused of violating the UAE's strict cybercrime laws after allegedly sending an insulting email to an Egyptian ex-boyfriend, whom she said had been cyber-bullying and sexually harassing her for years.



With the support of British advocate Radha Stirling, who works for UAE civil and criminal justice specialists Detained in Dubai, 57-year-old MBU was able to persuade UAE prosecutors to drop the charge against her.


Stirling's organization said that MB's 58-year-old Egyptian ex had waged a four-year digital campaign designed to cause his former lover pain and embarrassment.


The Egyptian allegedly sent intimate images of MB to strangers and asked third parties to slander her online. He is also accused of sending MB over 120 sexually explicit emails and text messages, some of which included pornographic videos in which he himself featured.


California-born MB, who used to work as a personal assistant to celebrities including Rob Lowe, John Denver, and Joan Rivers, was arrested after allegedly retaliating to her former lover's digital abuse.


“He had stolen photographs of her and ci