NC husband awarded $8.8 million in marital affair lawsuit

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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) – A man citing a little-known law and getting awarded millions of dollars– after his wife cheated on him.

The Herald-Sun of Durham reports that Superior Court Judge Orlando Hudson awarded Keith King $8.8 million in compensatory and punitive damages Thursday from Francisco Huizar III.

Keith King is seen pleading with his wife. The man restraining him in the doorway, Francisco Huizar, the other man.

King filed a civil complaint against him citing an obscure law- alienation of affection. The law is only on the books in six states- Utah, Hawaii, Mississippi, New Mexico, South Dakota and North Carolina, where king filed his claim.

Huizar reportedly plans to appeal.

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