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The former wife of a Mississippi city mayor has sued his gay lover for $1m claiming he broke up her marriage by luring her husband away. Suzann Savage Davis has launched an alienation of affection suit over the break-up of her 18-year marriage after her husband, Southaven city mayor Greg Davis, had an affair with Jansen Fair, who is 20 years younger than him.
According to the WisconsinGazette.com, the lawsuit is the latest in a string of legal battles for the Southaven mayor. He was ordered to repay more than $170,000 in city funds that the Mississippi auditor’s office says he misspent and he faces possible criminal charges in an FBI probe. Also, Davis’ former wife seeks to change their divorce terms in a separate court action.
She says the 26-year-old hairdresser lured her 46-year-old husband into the affair with the promise of business developments, adding that she discovered the affair by a text on her husband’s cell phone which mentioned a meeting in Las Vegas.
In addition to the alienation of affection claim, the lawsuit claims intentional and negligent infliction of emotional distress and invasion of privacy because Fair sought to get Davis to obtain financial information on his wife so Fair would know how much Suzann Davis would receive in a divorce settlement.
Davis, meanwhile, has filed a motion in DeSoto Chancery Court seeking to limit his former wife’s access to documents and information in the couple’s ongoing divorce settlement case. The request for a protective order, filed Oct. 4, claims Suzann Davis is seeking the information not because she needs it to prepare for trial, but for “annoyance, embarrassment, and to be unduly burdensome on the defendant.”