This is an affair to remember.
A scorned wife has taken out a full-page advertisement in her local newspaper, publicly humiliating her husband for being a “dirty cheater.”
The woman, identified only as Jenny, expressed her rage in the Aug. 12 edition of the Australian paper Mackay and Whitsunday Life.
“Dear Steve, I hope you’re happy with her,” the ad, which was published in large font and capital letters, read. “Now the whole town will know what a filthy cheater you are. From Jenny. P.S. I bought this ad using your credit card.”
Numerous calls from curious locals seeking more information on the small-town controversy flooded the newspaper, which is read by more than 50,000 people in the tropical tourist area next to the Great Barrier Reef.
The level of interest was so high that the paper’s editors had to use Facebook to let everyone know they wouldn’t be revealing any more information about Jenny, the person who placed the ad.
They disclosed that she reserved the spot on their website, but they withheld information about the amount she attempted to use her husband’s credit card for when she tried to pull the stunt.
Since it was unlawful to charge Steve’s account without his authorization, the editors ultimately opted to run the advertisement without charge.
“We do NOT know who Steve is, but apparently he’s been very, very bad,” they said.
Facebook user’s reactions
On Facebook, dozens of readers praised Jenny for humiliating her husband, with one woman writing: “Oh I wish I’d done that when my husband left me for another woman.”
“Hopefully it’s out of your system now. You go girl!” another admirer enthused.
However, not everyone was buying the stunt, with one skeptic saying it may have been concocted by employees at Mackay and Whitsunday Life.
“Good way of getting more likes and readers to your page,” they stated.
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