Dutch Court Denies Businessman’s Request to Legally Identify as 20 Years Younger

(Fox News) The Dutch businessman who claimed he was a “young god” when he launched a legal battle last month to officially roll back his age 20 years will remain 69.

A Dutch court on Monday rejected Emile Ratelband’s request to shave off two decades from his age, saying that amending his date of birth would “cause 20 years of records to vanish.”

“Mr. Ratelband is at liberty to feel 20 years younger than his real age and to act accordingly,” the Arnhem court said in a press statement. “But amending his date of birth would cause 20 years of records to vanish from the register of births, deaths, marriages and registered partnerships. This would have a variety of undesirable legal and societal implications.”

Ratelband went to court last month, arguing that he didn’t feel “comfortable” with his date of birth and wished to have it changed from March 11, 1949, to March 11, 1969.

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