It’s a victory which may make men think twice, before fooling around with a married woman: A North Carolina man has been awarded $750,000 for his lawsuit against his wife’s secret lover.
Citing the state’s Alienation of Affection law, Greenville resident Kevin Howard filed the suit against the unnamed Romeo, a former friend who Howard says wooed his wife and broke up their once-happy marriage. “He came to my house and ate dinner with my children, and I and her,” Howard says. “We shared stories and we talked about personal lives.”
The controversial Alienation of Affection law still exists in six U.S. states, but not here, in Illinois (Though, it DID, all the way till 2016!). It has been criticized as sexist and obsolete. Opponents argue that it was established in the 1800’s, when wives were considered their husbands’ property.