Law and Order is a great show. While normal court can put you to sleep, TV court can be quite the show. Even better is when real life court is just as exciting as the show, with a dramatic twist and everything. Although this story involves no killers, it does present the more relatable angle of how an average guy got back at his crazy ex wife in court in an extremely satisfying way. One Reddit user, who we'll call "Adam," shares his exhausting experience battling an abusive "victim," referred to as "Vee" (short for the affectionate nickname he gave her, "Voldemort").
Adam and Vee had been happily married for 15 years. But, unbeknownst to Adam, Vee had decided to cheat on him continuously, starting at year 7. When he finally found out about her many affairs, he also discovered a whole different side to her personality. Vee had to have been a sociopath, a narcissist, or both, to do what she did. Just like Ted Bundy, she could flip on the charm to get everyone to trust her and then lie without breaking eye contact. Police report after police report, everything looked pretty grim for Adam. But when he found the one piece of information that would turn everything against his ex, he knew he was in for a good day at court. Cleanse your palates, folks, because these just deserts are best served ice-cold with a side of sweet revenge.
While they were still married, Adam and Vee had befriended another couple, we'll call them Sam and Marie. Before Adam found out, Marie had discovered Vee's plans to cheat on her husband and had warned her that she would end their friendship if Vee was unfaithful to her husband. Obviously Vee didn't care. But Marie, although she had split from her former best friend, didn't want to be the one to break the news to Adam.
It didn't matter anyways. Adam, being a computer expert, found out on his own. Vee had been cheating on him on Facebook with some random guy in California (a long way from their home in Massachusetts) and had been planning on flying him into town in 2 weeks. They were going to shack up for a few days in a nearby hotel.
Now was the perfect time to act.
In the two weeks leading up to the visit, Adam got a lawyer, a private investigator, and an escape plan. When the time of the affair had come, the investigator collected plenty of photo evidence of Vee and the mystery man leaving the hotel, eating lunch together, and returning to the hotel. Vee would return home to her husband in the evening, not showing even a shred of remorse for her actions. Now Adam knew he had to do something.
Consequently, Adam moved out a week later and into Sam and Marie's in-law's apartment, and then eventually into his own apartment. Nine months after that, Adam and Vee divorced. They had a 13-year-old daughter (we'll call her Rebekah) between them and had agreed to shared custody. They also were selling a lake house they had owned together while married and had agreed to split the proceeds, but Adam was starting to get stretched thin financially with his own rent.
One day Marie emails Adam with the subject line in all caps: "VEE JUST TRIED TO GET ME FIRED". Apparently Vee had emailed Marie's boss accusing Marie of spreading rumors about Vee on sales calls to customers. The boss knew it was a load of bologna and brushed off Vee, but Marie knew to be cautious of her devious ex-friend. So she got one step ahead and filed for an anti-harassment order against Vee at the local courthouse. Marie had to visit the courthouse several times, as Vee ignored her numerous summons to court to defend herself. Frustrated that she never showed up, the judge eventually just granted the order.
But Vee's scheming had only just begun.
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