When Najda Benaissa, 28, found out she was HIV positive, her pop star status meant she keep it from everyone -- including her then boyfriend who she had unprotected sex with.
Now she's paid the price. Benaissa was convicted in a German court on Aug. 26 for getting in the sack with him and two other men -- knowing that she had the virus.
According to German law, anyone can be sued if they are HIV positive, have unprotected sex with a partner and don't tell the other party (or, in this case, -ies.) Although the German pop princess has known of her condition since 1999, her ex said she infected him in 2004, Medical News Today
reported. Benaissa finally came out with the truth at an AIDS charity gala in 2009.
She was then arrested in April and has been on trial since Aug. 16.
"I'm sorry from the bottom of my heart," she told the court
. "I wish I could turn back time and make everything undone. But I know that he will never forgive me."
She's been given a two-year suspended prison sentence and 300 hours community service; however, she could have faced up to ten years in jail.
Now it's your turn to play judge and jury: Does the punishment in this case fit the crime?