This story is unbelievable and wrong on a number of fronts: Invasion of privacy by the police. Inappropriate use of information by the police. Thuggery on the part of the boyfriend. Dishonesty on the part of the girlfriend. http://www.theaustralian.news.com.au/story/0,25197,23174464-12377,00.html February 07, 2008 A MAN has told a Sydney court he was "disgusted and disturbed" after being told by police while in custody that his girlfriend had once been a man. Garrick Jacobson, 26, was in custody at Surry Hills police station on September 24, 2006, when two police officers allegedly told him his girlfriend, Brigitte Fell, had undergone a sex change operation. Constables Tyrone Stacey and Brendan Ritson, who were present in court today, had allegedly used the police computer system to retrieve confidential personal files. Both have pleaded not guilty in Downing Centre Local Court to unlawful disclosure of information. Mr Jacobson, who is awaiting sentencing over the bashing of Ms Fell, appeared as a witness in the case of Constables Stacey and Ritson today. He said he was intoxicated at the time and did not recall exactly how the officers informed him about Ms Fell. "I can't remember too much, I was intoxicated ... my memory is vague,'' Mr Jacobson told the court. "Somehow I got the information that the victim, Brigitte Fell, was indeed a man. "I was disgusted and disturbed ... and distressed. "I felt deceived ... because the female I had been with had been a male - had had a sex change.'' Ms Fell told the court on Tuesday that she had been born a male and had undergone gender reassignment surgery about 12 years ago. Mr Jacobson has already pleaded guilty to charges that in the early hours of the morning after his detention he went to Ms Fell's apartment and assaulted her. "You didn't tell me you were actually a man,'' Mr Jacobson recalled saying to Ms Fell. "I'm going to smash you.'' Ms Fell spent several days in hospital after the attack. The hearing is continuing.