Hubby of student who had affair with lecturer sues him and school

General view of the Supreme Court.
General view of the Supreme Court.ST PHOTO: KELVIN CHNG

South Korean seeks damages for mental distress and cost of medical treatment in a test case

An American lecturer teaching English here has already been fired for having an affair with one of his students. Now, the distressed husband wants the courts to hold him and the school responsible.

South Korean Bae Jun-ho is seeking damages for mental distress and the cost of medical treatment in a test case on whether an aggrieved party can sue a third party for an extramarital tryst involving his wife.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on February 17, 2019, with the headline 'Hubby of student who had affair with lecturer sues him and school'. Print Edition | Subscribe