Judge awards NC man $8.8M from person who had affair with his wife

DURHAM, N.C. — A jilted North Carolina husband is getting a multimillion-dollar payday from the man he says ruined his marriage.

BMX stunt show owner Keith King filed a civil complaint citing an obscure law against Francisco Huizar, the man with whom King’s wife had an affair.

King said he found out about the cheating in 2015 after seeing phone records.

He had to prove that he was in a happy marriage and that his marriage was destroyed by Huizar.

The judge in Durham ruled in his favor and ordered Huizar to pay more than $8.8 million.

“What I've endured, I've compared it to a nuclear bomb going on around my surroundings,” King said.

The law, known as “Alienation of Affection,” exists in six states, including North Carolina.

Huizar said he plans on appealing the judge’s decision.

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