Husband wins almost 500,000 baht for wife’s extramarital affair

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A Chinese father discovered his wife’s extramarital affair after their child returned late at night seeking care. A lawsuit and court order required the wife and her lover to pay 100,000 yuan (489,000 baht) in damages.

The Taoyuan City man, who was the primary carer for their child, slept separately from his wife, reported Sanook. In the middle of the night, the couple’s child knocked on the father’s door, asking for his absent mother. The couple married in 2015 and had their child the following year. Their marital life was initially harmonious, but everything changed in 2019 when the incident occurred and exposed the truth – the wife was out at night, neglecting their child.

After a thorough investigation, they found that the wife had been meeting a lover outside their home with the child. The wife’s lover sometimes visited them at home, and, at times, was left to care for the child alone. The husband, recording the evidence, caught the couple kissing publicly on camera. Although they divorced in 2022, the husband said his wife’s behaviour ruined their marriage and violated their rights.

The wife claimed that her relationship with the man was fabricated and that the photo of them kissing was merely a camera angle issue. The woman said that her alleged lover was a taxi driver and only helped pick up and drop off their child at school. However, the alleged taxi driver evaded giving a clear answer regarding the kissing scene.

After examining the evidence, the court believed the two individuals were close enough to support the allegation of their kissing. Consequently, the court determined their relationship exceeded normal interactions between a man and a woman, ordering them to collectively pay 100,000 yuan in damages. They may appeal the decision.

In related news, a Chinese mother out shopping with her kids saw her husband in their family car with his mistress a few days earlier. She clung to the car and attacked her husband’s mistress. Read more about the story HERE.

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Samantha Rose

Samantha was a successful freelance journalist who worked with international news organizations before joining Thaiger. With a Bachelor's degree in Journalism from London, her global perspective on news and current affairs is influenced by her days in London, Singapore, and Bangkok. She now uncovers general stories related to Thailand.