A 23 year old London woman is to sue British Rail for what she claims is "personal trauma".
It seems the woman boarded a subway train on the Bakerloo line on her way home from work. Then a couple of young men seated opposite her made what she calls "derogatory remarks concerning my attire that I found deeply offensive".
The woman who was wearing a micro-mini, thigh leather boots, fishnet tights and a see-through blouse was profoundly shocked by the remark and had to have medical treatment when the train stopped. The two men were later arrested.
Legal Firm Schillings of London will be representing Ms. Dono Wong in court. Said a representative of the firm, Edgar Schultz: "People must understand that they cannot go saying out loud what they think whenever they think it. Many of our clients need and deserve secrecy, er... I mean privacy... so, if we can manage to legally stop people speaking what they think and perhaps get laws passed to make sure that they don't, we will be honouring our contract with them... and... er.. democracy. We are presently working with Google and social internet sites in general towards this aim. Opinions should only be expressed when asked for... in our opinion. We hope this case will set an example."
Ms. Dono Wong who works as a solicitor's clerk was not available for comment.