Can I get into legal trouble by exposing an adulterous woman?

I am the man she had the adulterous affair with. I am married too. We planned
on running away together and have for several years throughout the affair. I
couldn’t take being the other man and so I left the state. She lives in
Wisconsin, I now live in Indiana. We actually continued the affair by me
coming back to her state when I could. That became too much for her. She
reneged on her promisee of us becoming a legit couple and replaced me with
another man that is local to her. Of course I’m devastated and jealous but I
know that I can’t have her back. I have factual proofdescriptive details of
events in the life of the adulterous woman and her family and pictures, some
are of us nude/embracing and of our sex of our affair and wish to prove it to
her husband with those. My goal is to have him know what an awful woman
she is. I want nothing more than that. By doing this, will I get into legal
trouble?

Asked on June 12, 2016 under Personal Injury, Indiana

Answers:

SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 4 years ago | Contributor

Your state does not have a cause of action for "alieanation of affection," so her husband cannot sue you for having an affair with his wife. If any part of what you say is not provably true, you could be sued for defamation; or to be more accurate, if she or her husband believe or maintain that any part is not true, they may try to sue you for defamation, forcing you to spend time and money defending yourself by proving the truth of what you alleged. And if they then divorce, expect to get caught up in the divorce proceedings and be required to give depositions and testimony--and possiby have your finances scrutinzed, too (as they see whether your received money from her or provide support to her). In short, you could be legally ok (not have to pay compensation or damages to anyone) but nonetheless let yourself in for a great deal of stress, cost, and court proceedings if you do this.


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