Granted, stealing somebodies wife is not the best decision one could make, but where I come from there is nothing "illegal" about it. Immoral perhaps, sure thing, but in a recent case it has become a big issue. Jerry Fitch, $22 millionaire Mississippi businessman is being sued for $750,000 by the ex -husband of the woman he had an affair with, and later married. The millionaire and the plumberâ€™s wife - TODAY: People - MSNBC.com Do you think the ex-husband has a valid case? He claims Jerry Fitch is responsible for his wife leaving him. Well that may very well (and seems to be) the truth, but is that illegal? Mississippi courts have already ruled in favor of the ex... It looks like the Supreme Court could end up deciding this. It could also be a groundbreaking and precedent setting case IF the judge rules in favor of the ex-husband.