The New York Daily News features plenty of stories that don’t make it into the New York Times. Here‘s one that caught my eye.
A doctor on Long Island donated a kidney to his wife. She then began an affair with her physical therapist. The doctor is now suing the wife for $1.5 million for the kidney.
In the article, the doctor says of his wife’s infidelity, “It put a hole in my heart that still exists. To this day, I’m a man of pride. To be betrayed that way, humiliated – I can’t even began to say.” At another point in the article, the doctor says that he does not regret donating the kidney: “There was no greater feeling on this planet,” he said. “As God is my witness, I felt as if I could put my arm around Jesus Christ. I was walking on a cloud.”
So is the doctor really suing for the cost of the kidney, or his wounded (masculine) pride? Perhaps this is a modern twist on the now-defunct claims of alienation of affection, “criminal conversation” and seduction.
A new drafting point for matrimonial lawyers.