"$25M SUIT: HO-LOVIN' HUBBY GAVE ME STDS"
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A Manhattan woman has filed a $25 million lawsuit against her allegedly hooker-loving husband, charging he gave her sexually transmitted diseases that ruined her life.
In papers filed in state Supreme Court, Stephanie Lerner said she was infected with "several severe incurable strains of the human papilloma virus" as a result of the affairs conducted by her husband, Mark, a venture capitalist.
Stephanie, an author and former television producer, said her condition got so bad, she had to undergo several operations.
The suit accuses Lerner of failing to warn his wife of 16 years that he'd had "numerous encounters of unprotected sexual relations with commercial sex workers in China and Japan, as well as an ongoing affair with Jane Doe in New York."
Mark Lerner's lawyer, Allan Morofsky, said, "I know nothing of this lawsuit," adding his client is in the midst of a divorce.
The Lerners were married in 1991, and she first learned her husband was unfaithful in 1996, when she contracted a sexually transmitted disease, trichomoniasis, the suit says.
That's when Mark admitted that he'd had "unprotected sexual relations in China and Japan" while on business trips, the suit says. He then promised "he would resume being faithful."
But a 2005 visit to the gynecologist revealed Stephanie had since contracted HPV. She claims that as she got sicker, he coldly told her, "I wish you would just die already."
He later admitted to her and their marriage counselor that he'd continued having unprotected sex with hookers in Asia, as well as with a mistress in New York, the suit says.
She says she's in constant pain and no longer able to work.