Tuesday, October 14, 2008

The not-so-happy couple

Married couples, so I'm told, are supposed to share things with each other. But there are some things I'm sure people would rather their spouses didn't share with them. Like AIDS, for instance:
Opening statements began Tuesday in a lawsuit that claims a man gave his ex-wife AIDS on their honeymoon.

The couple were identified in court papers only as Bridget B. and John B.

"He engaged in reckless, risky, unprotected sexual conduct with numerous men while he was dating Bridget and through their marriage," argued her attorney, Lars Johnson.

The ex-husband, who is acting as his own attorney, said he did not consider himself a homosexual and argued that the woman gave him HIV.

"I'm an innocent man," he said.

Bridget B. testified Tuesday that she thought her husband was a "regular, down-to-earth nice guy" when she met him at a conference for black professionals in Detroit in 1998.

They married in July 2000 and both were diagnosed with HIV that October. They divorced in October 2003.

Bridget B.'s court papers contend that John B.'s e-mails show that he had a "rampant, high-risk secret (homo)sexual lifestyle" that resulted in his being infected.
I love the whole "he did not consider himself a homosexual" thing. Now, where have I heard that before? (Content Warning on that link.)

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