How many is too many?
November 30, 2011 2 Comments
Sorry for the long break since my last blog, but I have been busy with work, family and hunting. Long story short, the blog has taken a backseat for too long and it is time to get back to writing a little.
One of this morning’s headlines about Presidential candidate Herman Cain caught my eye. It looks like the allegations of sexual misconduct continue to dog him. First it was women saying he harassed them. That took a bit of wind out of his sails and cash out of his campaign coffers. Now it is Ginger White claiming a 13 year relationship with Cain. What proof does Ms. White have of an adulterous affair? 61 phone calls and text messages over a four-month period. Some made as early as 4:26 in the morning, and some as late as 7:52 at night. That is roughly an average of 2 a day.
If that were offered as evidence of adultery in Mississippi, it would be pretty weak in the absence of any other facts. Our courts have considered:
- telephone calls (Arthur v. Arthur, 691 So.2d 997, 1001 (Miss. 1997)(several telephone calls a week).
- letters to a paramour (Hassett v. Hassett, 690 So.2d 1140, 1143 (Miss. 1997)(wife received 15 cards from a “friend”).
So what do you think? Does 61 prove anything? I don’t know that there is any line in the sand that says this number is ok, but one more proves adultery. However, I do know this………1047 in 34 days is way too damn many.