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Thursday, 16 August 2018

Acid attack survivor who calls herself 'Two Face' after her stalker ex-boyfriend disfigured her in the street goes to court to sue him for compensation in Germany

  • Vanessa Münstermann, of Hannover, Germany, was attacked with sulphuric acid
  • She is suing ex-boyfriend Daniel F. for €250,000 after he ambushed her in 2016 
  • The 29-year-old said she could no longer work because of her damaged eyes 
An acid attack survivor is suing her stalker ex-boyfriend for €250,000 after she was left permanently scarred when he targeted her in the street. 
Vanessa Münstermann, who lives in Hannover, Germany, has given herself the English nickname 'Two Face' and had the words tattooed on her chest. 
The attacker, who was identified in German coverage only as Daniel F., was jailed for 12 years in 2016 after ambushing her and throwing sulphuric acid in her face.  
A lawyer for the 33-year-old attacker said his client could not afford to pay the quarter of a million euros if the court found against him, NDR reported. 
Vanessa Münstermann (pictured outside court today), who lives in Hannover, Germany, was viciously attacked with sulphuric acid in 2016 by her ex-boyfriend 
Vanessa Münstermann (pictured outside court today), who lives in Hannover, Germany, was viciously attacked with sulphuric acid in 2016 by her ex-boyfriend 
Vanessa Münstermann, pictured before the attack, is suing her ex-boyfriend for €250,000Vanessa Münstermann, pictured before the attack, is suing her ex-boyfriend for €250,000
Vanessa Münstermann, pictured before the attack, is suing her ex-boyfriend for €250,000
Today a German civil court in Hannover acknowledged the amount being claimed was high by German standards but said it was 'appropriate' given the 'extreme act with extreme consequences'. 
The judge said Ms Münstermann could have died if she had swallowed any of the industrial cleaning product which was thrown in her face, according to the newspaper HAZ

Her lawyer Andreas Hüttl said the 29-year-old was no longer able to work as a beautician because of the damage the attack had caused to her eyesight.  
Describing her injuries to the court in 2016, Ms Münstermann said she one of her ears had almost corroded away and she had only 10 per cent of the sight left in one eye. 
Vanessa after the 2016 attack in which she was targeted with an industrial cleaning product 
Vanessa after the 2016 attack in which she was targeted with an industrial cleaning product 
Vanessa Münstermann and her lawyer Andreas Hüttl outside the regional court on Thursday 
Vanessa Münstermann and her lawyer Andreas Hüttl outside the regional court on Thursday
Acid attack victim Vanessa Münstermann pictured in Hannover, Germany, earlier this year 
Acid attack victim Vanessa Münstermann pictured in Hannover, Germany, earlier this year 
She said one of her nostrils was shut and she was left with painful scars all over her face, and she had to be treated in an induced coma after the attack.  
The attacker had admitted to the court that he had felt humiliated by the woman and wanted to 'make her ugly'. 
A court spokesman reportedly said that the defendant's application for legal aid had been rejected because of a 'low chance of success'. 
It is also alleged that the perpetrator had written 'insulting letters' to his victim while he was in prison. 
Daniel F.'s parents reportedly offered up to €100,000 to settle the case but Ms Münstermann said she could not accept the 'hush money'.  
Earlier this year Ms Münstermann revealed she had become a mother after giving birth to a baby girl.   

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