North Carolina man sues wife’s lover, wins $750,000

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(WITN/CNN) — A North Carolina man has won $750,000 in a lawsuit against a man who wooed away his wife.

The plaintiff sued the other man under the “alienation of affection” law that exists in North Carolina and five other states.

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“It was like someone calling you and telling you that a family member had tragically died,” said the plaintiff, Kevin Howard. “He came to my house and ate dinner with my children and I and her. We shared stories we talked about personal lives.”

“The defendant he did things purposely. He would visit with her while I was at work,” Howard said. “I have scars and I still have a lot of healing to do.”

The man was “found guilty” of intentionally wooing Kevin’s wife away right in his own home.



“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.”

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