Brazilian to Pay Former Fiancee – For Cancelling Wedding

Saying "I don't" – as opposed to "I do" – will cost a Brazilian man a pretty penny.

Marcelo de Azevedo Fernandes has been ordered by a court to pay $6,500 to his former fiancee for a cancelled wedding.

Rio de Janeiro state Judge Benedicto Abicair says that de Azevedo Fernandes must pay for "moral and material" damages to Cristiane Costa de Andrade.

The ruling was posted Friday on the court's website.

The couple was to have been married in September of 2007, but Fernandes called it off.

The judge says that Andrade's "suffering, anguish and humiliation cannot be ignored."

The fine is supposed to pay for the jilted woman's wedding costs and visits to a psychologist.

Based on reporting by the Associated Press. 

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