Cheating husband forced to pay $100,000 thousand dollars to spurned mistress
An Australian man who had an affair with a woman for 20 years while he was married has been ordered to pay the mistress more than $100,000 (£55,000) under the country’s new laws that give rights to people in de facto relationships.
The woman, who has not been named for legal reasons, said that she deserved the money, the Sunday Herald Sun reported.
“He always told me he would look after me, then he left me. I had committed myself fully to him for all those years and it just came to a dead end.
“He behaved like a gentleman toward me throughout our relationship – except at the end – and now he has been a gentleman again by doing the right thing.”
The woman argued that she provided her lover with moral and emotional support for more than two decades. [continue]