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Court rules that having sex for money is not considered adultery

By Mason White 10:56 AM June 12, 2015
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By: Feng Qian
A woman filed a lawsuit against a prostitute after she had a long-term relationship with her husband in exchange for money, according to court documents in Japan.

Now, the Tokyo District Court rejected the woman’s claim for compensation, ruling that having sex in exchange for cash is not considered adultery.

The judge ruled that the man’s wife was not eligible for compensation from the prostitute because she had a business relationship and not an adulterous relationship.

In the past, courts have forced prostitutes to pay compensation after being caught having sex with married men in a measure to support marriage.

People believe that the new ruling will spark a sharp rise in adultery. In the lawsuit, the wife demanded 4 million yen ($32,320) from the prostitute for emotional distress.

She claimed that the prostitute had initiated a sexual relationship with her husband, which went on for more than seven years.

The judge said that having sex in exchange for money does not damage a marriage.