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'Filthy Cheater' Called Out in Full-Page Newspaper Ad

The ad has generated some global attention, for the newspaper at least

(Newser) - Somewhere in Australia, someone named "Jenny" feels avenged, and someone named "Steve" feels ashamed. Also, a small-town newspaper has garnered some global attention. Per People, "Jenny" took out a full-page, “premium placement” ad in a local newspaper with the following message in all-caps: "Dear Steve,...

Prosecutors Drop Charges Days Before Murder Trial

Colorado man Barry Morphew was accused of killing wife Suzanne in 2020

(Newser) - Update: Prosecutors in Colorado have dropped all charges against Barry Morphew just nine days before he was due to stand trial. Morphew was charged with murder and other crimes last year, almost a year after his wife Suzanne disappeared. District Attorney Linda Stanley moved to drop the charges weeks after...

NFL Reporter: Fitbit Exposed My Boyfriend

Jane Slater reveals all on Twitter

(Newser) - An NFL reporter says she caught her ex-boyfriend cheating when his Fitbit data went crazy in the middle of the night, USA Today reports. "Wish the story wasn't real," Jane Slater tweeted in a post that's gotten over 470,000 likes and 46,000 retweets. "...

Newspaper 'Outs' Cheating Husband by Mistake

Food critic Tom Sietsema hopes it was 'a crank post'

(Newser) - Cheaters, beware: Even an innocent food critic can end up exposing your unfaithful ways—if, that is, any of the following is real. "Well Tom your latest review is accompanied by a picture of my husband dining with a woman who isn't me!" an unidentified commenter posted...

Man Sues Wife's Lover, Wins $750K
Man Sues Wife's
Lover, Wins $750K

Man Sues Wife's Lover, Wins $750K

Case was brought under 'alienation of affection' law

(Newser) - Only time can heal a broken heart—but for a North Carolina man whose wife of 12 years left him for another man, a $750,000 judgment against her lover might help. Kevin Howard won the lawsuit against the other man under the state's "alienation of affection" law,...

Metal Band Breaks Up in 'Epic' Way
Metal Band
Breaks Up
in 'Epic' Way

Metal Band Breaks Up in 'Epic' Way

Witchrot has a lot more fans after viral Facebook post

(Newser) - Well, this is awkward. A Canadian metal band has broken up after two members of it were part of an infidelity triangle—dirty laundry that was aired very publicly. "Due to the unfortunate reality of our guitarist f---ing my girlfriend of almost 7 years WITCHROT will be taking an...

Melania Shrugs Off Trump Affair Rumors

First lady tells ABC News reporter she has better things to think about these days

(Newser) - "No question is off limits" is how ABC's 20/20 is promoting its interview with Melania Trump, airing Friday night at 10pm EDT. That apparently included queries about her marriage from Tom Llamas, who chatted with the first lady during her recent trip to Africa , ABC News reports. "...

2012 Video Shows Chris Watts Discussing the Idea of Infidelity

'Good information!' Shanann Watts commented on presentation

(Newser) - A Colorado man charged with killing his pregnant wife and two young daughters in the midst of an affair with a co-worker once gave a presentation on relationships and infidelity, specifically mentioning the idea of infidelity with a person at work. "Sometimes you find your partner no longer attractive...

A Bride-to-Be and Her Fiance Celebrated. Hours Later, Death

Jacqueline Souza charged with 2nd-degree murder after pair allegedly argued over infidelity

(Newser) - After leaving a celebration of the couple's pending nuptials, a bride-to-be fatally stabbed her fiance over a potential wedding guest, according to police. Jacqueline Souza, 31, called 911 from a home in Colorado Springs shortly after midnight Saturday, soon after leaving a local bar. When authorities arrived, they found...

Jay-Z on Dealing With Infidelity: Get to the 'Middle of the Pain'

'NYT' interview dives into his relationship with Kanye, how he and Beyonce dealt with discord

(Newser) - Whispers have long abounded about what exactly went on in Jay-Z and Beyonce's marriage to spur some of the lyrics in the former's 4:44 album, and his in-depth interview with Dean Baquet for T Magazine finally offers some confirmation. After the New York Times executive editor tells...

Rob Kardashian Shares Nude Pics in Attack on Blac Chyna

He accuses his former fiancee of cheating on him with multiple men

(Newser) - Five months after the end of their engagement, Rob Kardashian attacked Blac Chyna on Instagram, sharing naked photos of her and accusing her of cheating on him, People reports. "Come spend time with your daughter instead of f---ing me and then this dude right after. U need help,"...

Jay-Z's 4:44 Album Says Sorry to Bey, Disses Eric Benet

Rapper apologizes for apparent infidelities, alludes to his mom being a lesbian

(Newser) - Jay-Z vowed last year he'd respond to Beyonce's scathing Lemonade album —and he just delivered on that promise. Rolling Stone offers the 411 on 4:44, a continued documentation of the celebrity couple's marital woes via what USA Today calls an "explosive response" and the...

Fox News Correspondent Off the Air After Alleged Affair

Las Vegas hostess says she and Ed Henry 'pretty much just have sex'

(Newser) - Fox News has taken reporter Ed Henry off the air—at least for the time being—after reports of an affair with a Las Vegas hostess surfaced this week, Politico reports. Henry has been Fox News' chief White House correspondent since 2011. In Touch Weekly was the first to report...

There's an Upside for Women Who Get Cheated On

'Higher mating intelligence'

(Newser) - Having a relationship end because of an unfaithful partner can be devastating. But a new study suggests that women who lose their significant other to another by way of infidelity "actually win in the long run" because the experience bestows "higher mating intelligence," according to a press...

At Public Meeting, Mayor Accused of Sleeping With Man's Wife

'I saw him in my house for Thanksgiving with the food inside'

(Newser) - The mayor of a village in New York was accused of sleeping with a village worker's wife during a raucous public meeting on Tuesday, the Journal News reports. "Mr. Delhomme is trying to use his power to get into my house," 48-year-old maintenance worker Reginald Alfred said...

Legislators Reject Bill to Decriminalize Adultery

Virginia legislator says it should be just a civil offense

(Newser) - A legislative panel has rejected a bill to decriminalize adultery in Virginia, one of about a dozen states where infidelity is a crime. Virginia law classifies marital infidelity as a misdemeanor punishable by a fine of $250. Democratic Sen. Scott Surovell of Fairfax County proposed keeping the $250 penalty but...

Female Ashley Madison User's Case Holds a Lesson

Glenn Greenwald: It's too easy to judge from afar

(Newser) - In the wake of the Ashley Madison hack, Glenn Greenwald has been making the case that a couple's infidelity trouble is nobody's business but their own. Now, at the Intercept , he's printed an email he received from an anonymous female user of the site to amplify the...

Ashley Madison Gets Sued by 'John Doe'

Suit seeks class-action status over emotional distress

(Newser) - In a not-so-surprising development, the lawsuits are piling up against Ashley Madison. In California, for example, "John Doe" filed a suit in federal court accusing parent company Avid Life Media of negligence for failing to stop the hack of customers' data, reports the Guardian . The suit, which is seeking...

Gloating Over Duggar Doesn't Make Madison Leak Right

Salon writer says redirect ire to hackers sifting 'through our most intimate data'

(Newser) - Addressing what she calls the "cesspool story" of the Ashley Madison data leak , Mary Elizabeth Williams acknowledges in Salon the schadenfreude that's taken hold after revelations came to light of Josh Duggar possibly being among the exposed cheaters. "On the spectrum of individuals whose glass houses seem...

Study: Who's More Likely to Cheat in a Relationship
Study: Who's More Likely
to Cheat in a Relationship
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Study: Who's More Likely to Cheat in a Relationship

Breadwinners are less likely to cheat than those who are economically dependent

(Newser) - What's the likelihood your spouse will cheat on you? University of Connecticut professor Christin Munsch attempts to answer that question through an economic lens in a study published today in American Sociological Review . Munsch looks at how likely it is a breadwinner will cheat—as well as how likely...

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