Woman with cancer sued for writing ‘bum,’ ‘loser,’ ‘adult child support’ on alimony checks
A woman who says she's terminally ill is being sued over allegedly writing "bum," "loser" and other insults in the memo lines of her alimony checks, the Daily Record reports.
Francis J. Wagner Jr., 61, says in the lawsuit he he has suffered emotional distress because of the jibes — worsening his own health problems, including cancer and heart issues, according to the report.
It quotes Diane Wagner, 57, saying that during their 10-year-marriage, she dealt with her then-husband's drunkenness and bad behavior. She couldn't afford a divorce trial, and he doesn't work but collects disability payments, so she agreed to pay him $744 per month for six years in spousal support, the report says.
"As far as I'm concerned I can write anything I want on the memo line because it's a note to myself. I was the victim in that marriage. What more blood does he want from me? I pay him religiously," Wagner told the newspaper.
A Facebook post by the Trautmann & Trautmann law firm, representing Francis Wagner, several months ago calls the situation "funny."
"ALIMONY FOR THE MAN!" it reads. "What's funny is that the now ex-wife so hated paying our client -—the husband — $800 per month for the next six years as alimony and she had written 'Alimony/Adult Child Support"'in the memo of the weekly checks — until we put a stop to that harassment."