New Jersey Man Sues Ex-Wife Over Insults on Alimony Checks

A New Jersey man is suing his ex-wife, accusing her of harassing him by writing perceived insults like "bum" and "loser" on weekly alimony checks to him.

The Daily Record reports 61-year-old Francis Wagner's attorney filed a lawsuit last week against 57-year-old Diane Wagner.

Francis Wagner contends he has suffered emotional distress, and the memo line notes in the weekly $186 checks have intensified his health problems.

Diane Wagner, who is undergoing treatment for cancer, says she pays $744 a month to her ex-husband and can write anything she wants because it's a note to herself.

She also says she pays him religiously.

The lawsuit is seeking unspecified compensation for emotional distress. Francis Wagner could not be reached for comment.

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