Spouse’s jilt moves to gilt with $9 million award

DURHAM, NC — A Texas man’s affair with a North Carolina man’s dear wife is going to cost him dearly.
Superior Court Judge Orlando Hudson awarded Keith King $8.8 million in compensatory and punitive damages July 26 from Francisco Huizar III. King had sued Huizar for, among other complaints, criminal conversation and alienation of affection.

Plaintiff Attorney Joanne Foil argued the affair and an alleged assault by Huizar cost King’s company, BMX Stunt Shows both revenue and an employee since his wife worked for the company. Huizar’s attorney, Cheri Patrick, says the Kings’ marriage was damaged before Huizar met the wife at a BMX show.

Huizar plans to appeal.