Groom attacks best man over sex with bride-to-be

A Norwegian couple have called off their wedding after the bridegroom brutally assaulted his best man on finding him in bed with his future wife.

The spurned lover flew into a fit of rage when he came home to find his fiancée having sex with his friend.

He grabbed his best man in a stranglehold until he passed out. He then kicked and struck him repeatedly in the head, newspaper VG reports.

Once he had regained consciousness, the best man fled the building. Although he was left needing ten stitches to his forehead, he refused to press charges, saying he had deserved a beating for sleeping with his friend’s wife-to-be.

But despite the best man’s reluctance, police ensured that the case went to trial due to the seriousness of the attack.

The district court in Dalane, south-western Norway, sentenced the assailant to 75 days in prison.

The court also fined the best man 5,000 kroner ($860) for failing to show up as a witness at the trial.  

“Considering the bride herself said everything was her fault and the best man didn’t want him to be punished, I think the case was harshly judged,” the defendant’s lawyer, Asbjørn Stokkeland, told VG.

“My client is disappointed but he doesn’t intend to appeal.”

After five years as an item, the couple went into counselling to try to rescue their relationship but soon decided the damage was irreparable and split up.

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Wanted: Norwegians willing to have sex on TV

National broadcaster NRK’s P3 channel will be debuting a show in November aimed at giving teenagers a healthier relationship with their own bodies and sexual desires.

Wanted: Norwegians willing to have sex on TV
The programme aims to give teenage girls more realistic expectations when it comes to sex and their own bodies. Photo: OneInchPunch/Depositph
The programme, ‘Line fikser kroppen’ (Line fixes her body), will feature host Line Elvsåshagen taking on issues like body positivity and unrealistic expectations for sex. 
Elvsåshagen recently starred in the reality TV show ‘Line dater Norge’ (Line dates Norway), in which she travelled across the country in search of the perfect man, with help from her 130,000-plus followers on Instagram
P3’s editorial director said the new Elvsåshagen programme will offer a counter narrative to the way sex and the female body are portrayed in porn. 
“Just showing surgically-enhanced bodies and overly-choreagrophed sex creates false hopes and misperceptions. We hope that by showing sex in its entirety, rather than just merely as penetration, we can provide the target group with the right approach,” Håkon Moslet. 
This will be done in part by showing regular people having actual sex. 
As part of P3’s attempt to reach its target group of 17-year-old girls, the channel has been searching for couples who are willing to engage in intimate acts in front of the rolling cameras. 
“The idea is not to show sexual organs in action but rather to move away from a glorified image and show that sex is a nice and intimate situation that can often be a bit clumsy without being dangerous,” Elvsåshagen said. 
P3 has been reaching out to blogs and hanging posters throughout the country in an effort to recruit couples willing to have sex for the show. Moslet said that there have already been a number of couples expressing their willingness to participate. 
Norwegian television has a history of approaching sex in a straightforward manner that would be unthinkable in other parts of the world. The children’s science programme ‘Newton’ received international attention in 2015 after Facebook censored a clip showing presenter Line Jansrud drawing female sexual organs on the naked body of her assistant. 
Other episodes of the popular programme’s series on puberty featured Jansrud demonstrating how to use half a tomato to practice kissing and using rubber models to show how masturbation and penetrative sex work. 
Even the wildly popular Norwegian TV series Skam faced initial resistance from foreign buyers who were put off by the show’s frank approach to sex and excessive drinking.