It's true, it's in the Daily Mail so it must be:) some guy got taken to court by his wife for spanking her for 'unacceptable disrespect and conduct', part of the story is below with a link to the actual article at the end:-
....Smith then grabbed her by the arm, held her face down on a sofa and smacked her several times, she added.
Asad Aziz, defending, said Smith had seen red after being called offensive names by his wife during the argument.
He described how the businessman could not accept the ‘disrespect and conduct she displayed that day’ and openly admitted he had put her over his knee and smacked her five times....
....Smith admitted assault by beating and was given a 12-month conditional discharge and a 12-month restraining order.
He was also ordered to pay £85 in costs and a £15 victim surcharge to his wife...
I was amused, from the punishment handed out by the court it seems the magistrate didn't think too much of the wife's complaint. He ordered a £15 victim payment to be made to her, that works out at £3 per spank. I told P about it, he said if that's all the court is handing out if he was the bloke he'd get his wife home and give her a damn good five or six hundred quids worth and see if that improved her attitude.......and her common sense.
Have fun weekend.