Man Wins $750K in Lawsuit Against Wife's Secret Lover

Maybe being cheated on isn't the worst thing that could happen in a marriage... Would $750,000 possibly mend your broken heart?!

A man in North Carolina has just been awarded $750,000 in a lawsuit against his wife's secret lover.

Citing the state's Alienation of Affection law, Greenville, North Carolina resident Kevin Howard filed the suit against an 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."

“I filed this case because I believe it’s very important that people understand that sanctity of marriage is important, especially in this day and age when people question everyone’s morals, people questions everyone’s liability of a person and the state backed me up on it,” Howard said.

The controversial Alienation of Affection law, which exists in just six U.S. states, has recently been criticized as being 'obsolete'. Opponents argue that it was established in the 1800's, when wives were considered their "husbands' property", and should now be irrelevant.

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