Can I be sued for alienation of affection by being a friend, joking, flirting back, but didn’t sleep with the woman’s husband.
2 attorney answers
Usually people sue or they don't...when they threaten to sue...they usually won't. In this case, its time to cut off communication witht his man.
The wife may sue if she wants, but if what you described is the true and complete extent of your encounters with the husband, this is not a strong case for alienation of affections, and is not a case for criminal conversation at all. The wife would have to show, among other things, that you purposefully or maliciously interfered in the marriage as a bad-faith third party, and that as a result of your actions, the affections were destroyed. While you have lately tiptoed towards the line, I do not believe you have yet crossed it, assuming that your stated facts encompass all of your conduct to date. However, moving in the opposite direction of the texts, conversations and encounters you described is essential if you wish to avoid civil liability in the event that you are sued. Best wishes to you this winter.