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Old 07-30-18, 09:45 PM
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Husband awarded $8.8M after suing wife's lover

NC Judge Awards Man $8.8M From Man Who Had Affair With His Wife

DURHAM, NC – Man ordered to pay $8.8 million to the ex-husband of the woman he had an affair with.

This story is pretty unremarkable except for some really interesting legal anomalies because of where it takes place.

Other than that, it’s like half the divorces in the country: filled with the tawdry desperation, lies and deceit found when an unhappily married person tries to fill the gaping hole in their heart with Something New.

The 30,000 foot view: a woman in a bad-from-the-start marriage meets Something New and has an affair, breaking up the marriage in the process.

Her erstwhile husband files a civil suit against Something New and is awarded $8.8 million in damages using a law that only exists in North Carolina and five other states.

The detail is involved and convoluted, and reading it gave me a headache, but we’re going to bull through it and summarize a bit.

Danielle King married Keith King (who is 15 years older than Danielle) in 2010. Keith is a former professional BMX bike competitor that owns a “BMX bike stunt show company” and still rides in his own shows… and that’s a young man’s game.

The marriage is reported to have been bad from the beginning. Allegations on Danielle’s part range from controlling and manipulative behavior to porno-perving and a mandatory bikini-and-high-heels dress code.

In August 2015, Danielle met Something New, d/b/a Francisco Huizar III (pictured), at a BMX trade show in New York. By her own admission, she pursued him.

That same month Keith noticed phone calls to a strange number on his phone bill and called Francisco to tell him to cut off all contact with his wife.

But by the end of that month, Francisco had installed himself in a rented room within a mile of the King’s not-so-happy home. Things proceeded apace.

Francisco stuck to Danielle like glue, following her when her husband gave her a “spa weekend at the beach” and later renting a nearby beach house when the King family went on vacation in the spring of 2016.

That’s right, they have a five-year-old daughter. Of course there’s a child involved.

At some point, Danielle applied for a domestic violence protection order; a district court judge eventually ruled this to be a “frivolous lawsuit” and fined her $15,000 for wasting everyone’s time.

In January 2017 the Kings finally separated, and Francisco installed Danielle in an apartment. A subsequent visit to the new love nest by the allegedly unknowing Keith led to a scuffle that ended with Keith in a headlock, reportedly causing him to develop PTSD.

All of which finally brings us to the civil suit that Keith filed in April 2017. Of the things for which he sued Francisco, two are the peculiarities that I promised you. Both are archaic common law torts that have been abolished in most of the US.

In NC they have stood the test of time, appeals, and multiple legislative attempts to lay them to rest. The first is criminal conversation. In NC, if you have sex with a married person, their better half can sue you for civil damages, simply because you put your genitalia where they don’t belong.

And remember that civil lawsuits for money have a lower standard of proof than criminal cases (‘preponderance of evidence’ vs. ‘beyond a reasonable doubt’).

The second charge is even more interesting; it is called alienation of affection. Basically, if you interfere with a marriage in NC and destroy the “genuine love and affection” therein, you can be sued for civil damages.

In essence, state law treats the bond of love between two married people as real property that can be damaged or destroyed; since it is real property, said destruction is actionable.

It is worth noting that you do not have to interfere sexually in a relationship to be sued for alienation of affection. Nosey Nellies have been sued for talking someone into divorce. Pastors too.

This particular case was a slam-dunk, because Francisco did not even bother to show up. An entry of default was recorded on Jan. 3 of this year, and was just upheld by a state Superior Court judge.

Of the $8.8 million a judge ordered Francisco to pay, $2.2 million was compensatory damages and the rest was punitive damages.

Good law? Bad law? What do you think?

The source Luke


Pic of horse cheating wife



Pic of man who stole wife



Pic of broken heart husband

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Old 07-30-18, 10:49 PM
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Interesting in a fucked-up way, typical of these cases. Clear message in NC is "Don't cheat on ex-hubby unless you want the Lothario to pay up!" The only real winners, of course are the lawyers, whom I'm sure walked away with at least $4.4M of the 8.8M total. Otherwise, I don't care about this drama, and am very glad I never got married, for nightmare scenarios like this are becoming more and more common...
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If by becoming more common you mean happening in .0001 percent of marriages then sure.
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Huh. Well, on the face of it, marriage is a contract and it sounds like Francisco engaged in tortious interference (among other things ).
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Maybe this is what every American state really needs so certain couples can take their wedding vowels more seriously. They don't understand the implications it can have on a child seeing mommy and daddy separate because one of them chose to be a dirty skank ho.

Divorce before you cheat stupid.

Currently only 6 states support Alienation of Affection.
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Relationships are tough enough without adding the possibility and threat of bankrupting someone on top of it.
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Originally Posted by The Questyen View Post
If by becoming more common you mean happening in .0001 percent of marriages then sure.
Probably, but by "more common" I mean that with today's instant news, we're hearing about things like this much more than used to be the case before Internet / social media craze.

The big news in those days used to be Patrimony but now that's old hat and common as can be.
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Maybe this is what every American state really needs so certain couples can take their wedding vowels more seriously.
I'll have you know I take "e" and "I" very seriously.
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Originally Posted by Sonic View Post
Maybe this is what every American state really needs so certain couples can take their wedding vowels more seriously. They don't understand the implications it can have on a child seeing mommy and daddy separate because one of them chose to be a dirty skank ho.

Divorce before you cheat stupid.

Currently only 6 states support Alienation of Affection.
I'm sensing something here...
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Husband looks like grandpa.

Wife pic looks like a horse selfie.

Person the wife was cheating with appears to be a jockey.

(baby looks like a demon baby)
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She does NOT look like 8.8 million dollar pussy to me
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Suing the person who cheated with your spouse just makes you look pathetic imnsho.
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Originally Posted by The Questyen View Post
If by becoming more common you mean happening in .0001 percent of marriages then sure.
It is so entertaining when a thread is zyzzled.
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Originally Posted by Vibiana View Post
Suing the person who cheated with your spouse just makes you look pathetic imnsho.
Vibs, I love ya but if he has a real chance to collect even a small portion of that 8 million I think he will take looking pathetic over being manly any time of of the day. Also, if he gets the money she will look extra foolish when he turns right around and picks up another trophy wife using his new found wealth.

I am sure the wife has now lost both her husband and her lover...ouch, at least she has her looks going for her which is better than nothing.
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So are they sharing custody of the child ?
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You can sue a pastor for counseling/recommending divorce in NC?
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Originally Posted by Ash Ketchum View Post
I'll have you know I take "e" and "I" very seriously.
That's great.

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I'm sensing something here...
Lol please share

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Husband looks like grandpa.

Wife pic looks like a horse selfie.

Person the wife was cheating with appears to be a jockey.

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She does NOT look like 8.8 million dollar pussy to me


Originally Posted by Vibiana View Post
Suing the person who cheated with your spouse just makes you look pathetic imnsho.
Maybe this video might change your mind.

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Originally Posted by Vibiana View Post
Suing the person who cheated with your spouse just makes you look pathetic imnsho.
I disagree. It's a way to regain a little dignity without resorting to a duel. Plus if he gets any money out of it he can (as mentioned) spend it on a new younger, hotter trophy wife.
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The reason I feel the way I do is that this couple has two small children and they will never have a decent relationship with their father now.
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Originally Posted by Vibiana View Post
The reason I feel the way I do is that this couple has two small children and they will never have a decent relationship with their father now.
Which couple? I only see one kid mentioned, and why would this lawsuit eliminate any joint custody agreement they might have?
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Originally Posted by Vibiana View Post
The reason I feel the way I do is that this couple has two small children and they will never have a decent relationship with their father now.
I have to disagree.

The suit was between the father and the third party. The marraige was a done deal anyway, destroyed by the mother's actions, and the divorce was a foregone conclusion. The impact to the child was done by the destroyed marraige (thanks, mom!).... there is no impact at all to the child's relationship with their parents due to the lawsuit. Well, except that the father is richer now - assuming that the asshole sleeping with a married woman had any money to begin with.

It also serves to establish Dad as the "wronged party", so he's more likely to get a fair shake by the courts when it comes to custody... possibly even preferential treatment. Which should benefit the child.
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That’s some expensive cuckolding porn!
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So, if I cheat on Nick with a millionaire...claim the guy's money overwhelmed my senses, so it was all his fault for flaunting it in front of me, and I couldn't help myself. All the millionaire's fault. Could we sue for big bucks?

Nah. Millionaires are squicky.
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I hope my wife doesn't divorce me because I was "porno-perving".
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I hope my wife doesn't divorce me because I was "porno-perving".
Depends if you also have a mandatory bikini-and-high-heels dress code too. Nobody wants to see you in a bikini and high heels, cultshock.
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