Millionaire Accidentally Learns Of His Infertility After His Wife Made Him Believe Their 3 Children Were His

Richard Mason was a successful man: he had founded moneysupermarket.com, a company that had made him a millionaire, and together with his wife Kate, raised a lovely family of three children.

However, 20 years after happy marriage, Richard’s life was broken. Kate had done the most horrible thing he could ever have imagined. Time went by, and the devastated man managed to rebuild his life, accompanied by second wife, Emma. So, what could have changed the life of the millionaire so desperately?

Richard Mason was deceived by his wife about the paternity of his children

In 2016, during a visit to the doctor, Richard’s entire life fell apart when he discovered he had been living in a lie for more than 20 years because of his ex-wife.

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Two years ago, Richard consulted the doctor and discovered he had cystic fibrosis, a hereditary disease that can cause severe lung damage, and also infertility. So how was it possible that he had three children?

The terrified man decided to perform DNA tests on all three kids, discovering that none of them had any genetic link with him. That's how he discovered that the little boys he had raised were actually the result of his wife’s never-ending lie.  

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Of course, Richard didn't handle the news calmly. Can you imagine how the man felt when he learned that his whole life was a lie and his children were in fact not his?

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For this reason, she decided to start a legal battle against his ex-wife, with the aim of recovering part of the $5 million fortune that she had won in the divorce litigation. Finally, she had to pay more than $300,000 for the damage caused to Richard.

What sanctions are applied to mothers in case of false paternity?

Cases of paternity deception are more common than you might think. Unfortunately for the liars, who think they will never be discovered, the development of science has made it possible to reveal the truth easily.

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If a woman is charged with deceiving a man in the paternity of his children, she can face various punishments, up to prison sentence.

Such women can be sued for economic and moral damages and may be forced to pay a great compensation.

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However, the worst of the consequences is the psychological trauma that results in children and fathers who have been deceived. What do you think? Is it fair that Kate had to pay for her deception? Maybe she should have had a more severe punishment? Share your thoughts in the comments.

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