NC Woman Sues Mistress, Not Husband, Recieves $9 Million

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North Carolina is 1 of 7 states that allows a wife to sue a husband's mistress for "alienation of affection." One woman, Cynthia Shackelford, recently won her case against Anne Lundquist for allegedly scheming and seducing her husband. Shackelford's case not only ended with a win, it ended with a cool $9 million. Infidelity is always a topic of spicy conversation, especially since Tiger Woods and Jesse James were recently caught in their own love scandals.

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


Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on
I LOVE it! I will be forwarding this to my wonderful friend who likes sleeping with the married men! Tee hee he he!!

Submitted by Mimi (not verified) on
will I be able to sue a mistress who live outside of the US

Submitted by betrayed (not verified) on
So what are the other 6 states ??

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on
Yes, I would like to know what other states allow you to sue the mistress, my husband and i are going through a semilar situation, he say they are just friends (the have gone out on dates). What type of evidence do i need to get my case started? I know for a fact that they still communicate do i need to take pictures or what. i asked her did she know he was a married man and she said yes. Where do i go now from here.....pls help ready to make an example out of the next women that thinks that it is ok to mess around with a married man.

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