The ruling resulted in the ultimate decision that Anne Lundquist was responsible for ruining the Shackelford marriage. Allan Shackelford, Anne's husband, is an attorney in Greensboro, North Carolina. Shackelford (Anne) states the affair began before their separation in 2005.
The sum of $9 million is for the emotional distress, loss of support, and alienation of affection. "She set her sights on him. ... She knew he was married," Shackelford said of Lundquist Monday. "You don't go after married men and break up families." (ABC)
ABC's Good Morning America reports the money wasn't her decision. The jury awarded the amount on their own. Shackelford stated her husband had been having affairs since the first 2 years of marriage and the couple failed to reconcile differences after 3 rounds of marriage counseling.
Cynthia Shackelford now lives in Raleigh, NC and warns would-be mistresses to "lay off" married men. The law in NC is apparently centuries old and is proving to still be a major part of infidelity cases because the state sees around 200 alienation of affection cases a year.
Rumor has it, even John Edwards' wife was seeking to file an alienation of affection lawsuit against Andrew Young for covering up Edwards' affair. Tiger Woods and his wife are " working on it and it's a process that will remain private between her and I," meaning no cases are being filed as of yet.
Jesse James was the latest celebrity caught cheating on his wife, Sandra Bullock, with Michelle "Bombshell" Mcgee, a woman very unlike Bullock. TMZ reports both of them are interviewing divorce lawyers.
Written by Amy Munday