woman harrassing my family after affair with my husband

My family is being harrassed by a woman who had an affair with my husband about 2-3 years ago. She has been on social media to post pictures of the 2 of them, has called my sister in law telling her of the affair and has called his work as well. My husband is working for a Ministry and something like could potentially cause him to lose his job. What can I do to legally stop her as she is determined to embarrass and ruin my family. She also called me at some point looking for him and trying to cause more issues between us. We are still together and on the mend to our marriage but she is causing emotional strain epecially my husband who could potentially lose his job.

Asked on April 7, 2017 under Personal Injury, Alaska

Answers:

S.L,. Member, California Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 3 years ago | Contributor

Your family can sue the woman for intentional infliction of emotional distress which is an extreme and outrageous act intended to cause and which does cause emotional distress.  The lawsuit can seek punitive damages (a substantial amount to punish the defendant's intentional wrongful actions).


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