A POLICEMAN who claimed he was left an emotional mess after an internal email suggested he was “ugly” has lost his compensation bid.
Australian Federal Police officer Stephen “Marto” Martin said he was so distressed by a group email linking it to a news article, titled “ugly men make more sperm during sex, study suggests“.
The story, which suggested that women wanting to get pregnant should find themselves an ugly man, was sent to the married officer and 15 colleagues.
Martin said he was gripped by “panic attacks, sleeplessness and tearfulness” after receiving the email, a tribunal was told.
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