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Japanese Court Rules That Extramarital Sex Isn’t Really Adultery If You’re Paying for It

Japanese Court Rules That Extramarital Sex Isn’t Really Adultery If You’re Paying for It: Via Flickr user @Harsh Agrawal.

Via Flickr user @Harsh Agrawal.

It’s not cheating if you pay for it.

That sounds like advice you’d get from your dirt-bag uncle Tony. But in fact, it’s a ruling handed down by a district court in Tokyo.

Judge Masamitsu Shiseki ruled that a night club hostess who had a seven-year sexual relationship with a married man did not owe the man’s wife compensation because the sex was part of a business arrangement.

“The defendant had sexual relations with her patron only for business, like in cases of prostitution, and such conduct does not damage peaceful marital life,” Shiseki said. “Even if the wife is disgusted by the act, it does not constitute a legal offense.”

Although the hostess was not paid directly for sex, the judge maintained that her motive for the affair was to retain his business at the club, and that such an arrangement “does not harm the marital relationship at all.”

Apparently the wife disagreed.

The attorney for the jilted spouse called the ruling a “vicious precedent,” but declined to appeal the case. His client had been seeking over $32,000 as compensation for “emotional distress.” Apparently she felt her marriage was worth less than the price of a fully-loaded Toyota Tundra.

Soure: UPI


Jason Mathews is Internetting way too hard. Follow him at @jasonmathews316.

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