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"Real Life 'Fifty Shades Of Grey' Ends In 'Slavery' Lawsuit"

on Tuesday, 04 September 2012. Posted in Front Page Headline, Media Updates

Huffington Post

"Fifty Shades of Grey," the best-selling BDSM erotica novel written by E.L. James, might have housewives blushing, but the real-life version of the story can be more of a nightmare than a fantasy.

An unnamed Italian woman, who signed a contract swearing complete sexual and mental submission to her husband, is now suing him for divorce and physical abuse after seven years of "slavery," the Telegraph reports. She signed the agreement, which stipulated that she would be his "slave," in 2004 when they were dating. They married in 2006 and separated last year.

The Telegraph published some excerpts from the contract:

  • "The slave agrees to obey and to offer herself for the satisfaction of the desires of her master," the contract read.
  • "The slave agrees to place her body at her master's disposition, to be used at his pleasure."
  • Any "infraction" would be punished, the contract stipulated, with the woman expected to accept the penalty with "humility".
  • As part of the unusual accord, the husband agreed that he would not subject his wife to "coprophilia, bestiality, asphyxia/restriction of breathing, branding by fire, any activities involving weapons and any acts in general which could permanently mark her physically".

The contract between dominant Christian Grey and submissive Anastasia Steele, published in the first "Fifty Shades of Grey" book in 2011, includes similar agreements. ...

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