"Suppose a man marries a young woman and later he decides he doesn't want her.
So he makes up false charges against her, accusing her of not being a virgin when they got married.
"If this happens, the young woman's parents are to take the blood-stained wedding sheet that proves she was a virgin, and they are to show it in court to the town leaders.
Her father will say to them, "I gave my daughter to this man in marriage, and now he doesn't want her.
He has made false charges against her, saying that she was not a virgin when he married her. But here is the proof that my daughter was a virgin; look at the bloodstains on the wedding sheet!'
Then the town leaders are to take the husband and beat him.
They are also to fine him a hundred pieces of silver and give the money to the young woman's father, because the man has brought disgrace on an Israelite woman. Moreover, she will continue to be his wife, and he can never divorce her as long as he lives.