American NBA star Dwyane Wade's estranged wife is suing his girlfriend, Gabrielle Union, claiming that their relationship is causing their two sons emotional distress.
Siohvaughn Wade is seeking $50,000 in damages because her husband’s sexual foreplay was acted out in front of her sons causing them and her emotional and mental distress.
Bones star David Boreanaz is also in hot water as his wife is reportedly considering filing a lawsuit against his ex-mistress, too. Boreanaz confessed to the affair on May 3rd.
So is this okay? Can wives sue mistresses? Apparently, they can! In North Carolina anyway! Cynthia Shackelford, just successfully sued her husband's mistress, Anne Lundquist, for ruining her marriage, claiming alienation of affection and intentionally or recklessly causing severe emotional distress. She was awarded $US9 MILLION!!!
Mrs Shackelford, 60, said she gave up her teaching career to raise the couple's two children and support her husband, Allan, 62, in his legal career.
She insisted that they were still in love when 49-year-old college administrator Anne Lundquist came along.
"I really loved him and I really thought he loved me," she said.
North Carolina remains one of a handful of states that allow married partners to sue someone they believe is responsible for wrecking their marriage.
So do you think this is a good idea?
Greta, 29, says she would sue the pants off any woman who tried to break-up her marriage. “I think it’s a great idea,” she says. “Some women deliberately go out to break up happy marriages and they should be held responsible. Maybe a huge lawsuit like this will make them think twice!”
Hannah, 36, disagrees. “Piting yourself against another woman in court just makes the whole situation messier,” she says. “I wouldn’t want my dirty laundry aired like that. There’s something to be said for being the bigger person.”
So what do you think? Should a wife be able to sue her husband’s mistress?