A North Carolina man says he feels vindicated after winning an almost $9 million judgment against his wife’s lover.
He took the lover to court under the state’s “Alienation Of Affection” law.
The fight between Keith King and his wife’s lover Francisco Huizar III is an example of how intense the anger became between the men.
King married Danielle in 2010.
In 2015, he said he discovered a flirtatious text between her and Huizar after they met on a business trip.
“My marriage was murdered. It was destroyed,” said Keith King.
After trying to repair the marriage, King learned from a friend about Alienation Of Affection.
“I was like ‘Wait, are you serious? You can sue the person that destroyed your marriage?’ She said ‘absolutely,'” said Keith King.
In 2017, he sued Huizar.
King’s attorney says it was no joke.
“Most of the cases that people want to bring would never yield this type of result,” said King’s attorney, Dorothy O’Neill.
O’Neill says you have to prove the third party is responsible for destroying the marriage.
A judge awarded $8.8 million.
“This was a very classic case, that just happened to have all of the factors,” O’Neill said.
“It felt like the truth came out. It felt like I was right,” King said.
Huizar’s attorney says he will appeal the judgment.
King says at the end of the day, he’ll probably never see most of the money.