A Mississippi businessman must pay more than 750,000 dollars in damages to the man whose wife he wooed away. Oh the cost of love!
When she gave birth to a daughter two years later, it quickly became apparent that her boss -- not her plumber husband -- was the baby's father.
The couple divorced a short time later, after legal proceedings in which she acknowledged an adulterous relationship with Fitch, whom she tied the knot with a short time later.
But armed with the admission of adultery, betrayed ex-husband Johnny Valentine decided to sue, based on an antiquated Mississippi state law permitting a cuckolded spouse to seek damages for "loss of society, companionship, love and affection," as well as "the loss of sexual relations."
The Mississippi Supreme Court upheld a jury verdict awarding some 750,000 dollars to Valentine.
I say good for him. Adultery should be illegal and any party that commits such an act should be held responsible.