North Carolina man sues ex-wife’s lover, awarded $750,000 in lawsuit

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GREENVILLE, N.C. — A Greenville man won $750,000 after suing the man found legally responsible for his divorce, WNCN reports.

Kevin Howard said another man seduced his wife, in turn leading to the end of their marriage.

Despite winning $750,000, Howard said he didn’t do it for the money.

“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 question everyone’s liability as a person,” he said.

Only six states, including North Carolina, have laws allowing this kind of lawsuit, known as “alienation of affection” laws.

Under these laws, people can sue people who intentionally interfere in a marriage.



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