He was reported to have said she would be better off doing a job “adapted to women”, in a scene witnessed by several other people.
The "Independant" missed something.
That's not all he said. He also called her a "dirty whore" and told her to shut up: https://www.brigitte.de/aktuell/gesellschaft/belgien--erste-verurteilung-wegen-sexismus--11069304.html
Even without this whole sexism debate... a €3000 penalty for that kind of insult is in the normal range in Europe. (or at least in Germany: https://www.bussgeldkatalog.org/beleidigung-im-strassenverkehr/ )
It is also not unusual that you can go to jail if you ignore the penalty and don't pay up, even for the tiniest delicts. If you don't like the decision of the court, take it to a higher court. But letting the decision get legally binding and just wait what will happen next if you don't pay ain't very smart.Last edited by Conina - on 17 March 2018