Bigamist rumbled by wife when she saw his wedding photos on Facebook
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A wife of a bigamist discovered wedding photos of him marrying a man on social media while he was still married to her, a court heard.
Marcus and Susan split up - but did not divorce - and he decided to remarry.
Initially, his wife at the time suspected he was gay, but this was not 'well received' when she tried to speak to him about it, the court heard.
After eventually confirming what Susan already suspected, Marcus left the marital home in 2016 and changed his name.
He then married his new partner, while still being legally married to Susan.
In 2020, Marcus referred to himself as 'divorced' and 'single'.
Susan attempted a 'quickie divorce', but was said to have heard nothing back from Marcus, it was heard in court.
She kept the same name, same email address and was in the same property.
They never divorced - and she was left 'tied to him', the court heard.
"She long suspected something about your sexuality," Judge Nirmal Shant told him in the dock.
"She believed the marriage to be over.
"Despite various occasions where she challenged you about it, you at first denied it."
After Marcus admitted to bigotry, the judge imposed three months in prison, with suspension for two years.
A prime example of bigotry in Britain was when a man discovered that his girlfriend was actually married to five men and had another lover.
Wayne Harper, 43, must have thought that he’d wasted the 18 months the pair spent together when he found out.
He called time on the relationship after discovering that Horne had been having an affair, but then it turned out that she was married to five blokes as well, but only after he’d said that he’d stand by her so long as she remained loyal.
Harper and Horne met up when they were both in the hospital together.
He was in after a cycling accident and she was in recovery from a minor operation.
After they’d been together for more than a year he accused her of cheating on him, ending their relationship.
He told The Sun: “I split up with her, it was my doing because I found out she was cheating on me.
“I was only with her for 18 months and it was not a happy ending.
“I have nothing left of her in my life, no pictures, nothing.
"I was her partner not a husband and at the time she had five husbands."
The woman has legally changed her name to Maxine-Accastes Quiberon, and was sentenced in 2012 to a 12-month community order with a curfew and a 28-day electronic tag period.