An Iranian immigrant was ordered to take anger management courses after he attacked his wife's boss.
The incident began back in 2015, when Aadel Moradi and his wife were in an Edmonton mall when one of his wife's coworkers said hello.
According to National Post, Crown prosecutor Bethan Franklyn said Moradi asked the man how he knew his wife, then told him not to talk to her.
On November 6, Moradi went with his wife to the office where she worked and asked to speak to human resources about what happened in the mall. Eventually, they met with Ross Undershute, the CEO of the health consulting organization.
Moradi told him “No men are allowed to speak to his wife and she can’t speak to any men.”
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When Moradi was told that wouldn't happen, he became enraged. He “clawed and scratched” Undershute's face before spitting at him. Franklyn added that he also also unsuccessfully tried to kick, knee, slap and bite Undershute.
Defence lawyer Rob Shaigec said that based on Moradi's culture, he had been offended by his wife’s co-worker approaching her in public and speaking to her and not first introducing himself to Moradi.
Judge Kirk MacDonald said that “You are now in Canada. We do not place restrictions on the way that women live here, unlike in some other countries.”
Moradi' was given a suspended sentence and placed on probation for 18 months. He must take anger management courses and perform 50 hours of community service. By contrast, in Ontario, students must perform 40 hours of community service in order to graduate from high school.
He is also not allowed to go to his wife’s office or to contact Undershute and three other co-workers.