Cheating men in North Carolina should be worried after a judge handed down another expensive “alienation of affections” law ruling.
Jilted men have legal recourse after their wives run off with another man. They can sue the men for depriving them of their wives’ affections.
Kevin Howard sued his ex-wife’s lover for ruining his marriage by cheating with her.
A judge agreed with Howard’s claim that his ex-wife’s lover “purposefully interfered with a marriage” and the man was ordered to pay Howard $750,000, according to WITN.
The controversial “alienation of affections” law is only recognized in a handful of states in the U.S. North Carolina is one of those states that punishes gigolos for creeping with someone else’s spouse.
The unnamed man was found guilty of stealing Howard’s ex-wife, who was the man’s co-worker.
“He was a colleague of hers from work,” Howard told reporters from CNN after the verdict.
Howard said his ex-wife and her lover defiled his marital bed.
“He ate dinner with us several times, we spent time together … I thought this was a friend.”
Howard’s lawyer says she currently has five alienation of affections cases in court. One man was ordered to pay $8.8 million for stealing another man’s wife.