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12th Jan '18 6:30:39 AM OlfinBedwere
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* This trope set in motion a three-year criminal case in the UK involving politician Chris Huhne and his wife Vicky Pryce. The two had been happily married for 26 years, and then, in 2010, it came out that Huhne had been having an affair with his aide Carina Trimingham. So Pryce revealed to the papers that someone had taken speeding points for Huhne back in 2003 (so he wouldn't get a driving ban). For non-British readers - over here that amounts to ''obstruction of justice''. So, when the police checked their records to work out who had taken the rap for Huhne, they discovered that person was none other than ''[[DidntThinkThisThrough Pryce herself]]''. As a result, in 2012, Huhne and Pryce were both charged (with Huhne resigning his Cabinet position) after an investigation. In February 2013, Huhne plead guilty to the offence - whilst Pryce didn't, claiming the defence of [[DoubleStandard marital coercion]] (in other words, by virtue of being the wife in their relationship, she could claim that her husband forced her into committing criminal acts). The judge didn't buy it, and found her guilty as well. Both were sentenced to 8 months in prison. The judge of the case actually (almost explicitly) invoked this trope.

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* This trope set in motion a three-year criminal case in the UK involving politician Chris Huhne and his wife ex-wife Vicky Pryce. The two had been happily married for 26 years, and then, in 2010, it came out that Huhne had been having an affair with his aide Carina Trimingham. So Pryce revealed to the papers that someone had taken speeding points for Huhne back in 2003 (so he wouldn't get a driving ban). For non-British readers - over here that amounts to ''obstruction of justice''. So, when the police checked their records to work out who had taken the rap for Huhne, they discovered that person was none other than ''[[DidntThinkThisThrough Pryce herself]]''. As a result, in 2012, Huhne and Pryce were both charged (with Huhne resigning his Cabinet position) after an investigation. In February 2013, Huhne plead guilty to the offence - whilst Pryce didn't, claiming the defence of [[DoubleStandard marital coercion]] (in [[note]](in other words, by virtue of being the wife in their relationship, she could claim that her husband forced her into committing criminal acts).acts. Note that UK courts are traditionally quite lenient towards most women in this situation, but it's usually only accepted as a mitigating factor for someone who's pleaded guilty, not as a defence in and of itself. The marital coercion defence was abolished shortly after the trial for this exact reason)[[/note]]. The judge didn't buy it, and found her guilty as well. Both were sentenced to 8 months in prison. The judge of the case actually (almost explicitly) invoked this trope.trope.
** Pryce wasn't the only scorned woman in this whole mess. Her friend Constance Briscoe, a high-profile lawyer and occasional judge, had seen her two prior relationships break up because her partners had cheated on her, and so she decided to help Pryce out, figuring that if she couldn't directly get revenge on her former partners, she could help Pryce get revenge on Huhne, which she did by helping her put the story together and then acting as a go-between with the press. While Briscoe hadn't broken any laws by doing this, it was nonetheless highly ethically suspect behaviour that would have hurt her legal career, and so she later denied having played any part in getting the story out. It naturally didn't take long for the police to see through the holes in her story, and so she also got charged with obstruction of justice, ended up with a prison sentence as long as Huhne and Pryce's sentences ''combined'.
11th Jan '18 12:23:14 PM Gamermaster
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** Later,[[spoiler:after Mako and Korra break up]], Lin implies that she trashed Air Temple Island after Tenzin broke up with her.

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** Later,[[spoiler:after Later, [[spoiler:after Mako and Korra break up]], Lin implies that she trashed Air Temple Island after Tenzin broke up with her.
3rd Jan '18 5:58:12 AM OlfinBedwere
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* This trope set in motion a three-year criminal case in the UK involving politician Chris Huhne and his wife Vicky Pryce. The two had been happily married for 26 years, and then, in 2010, it came out that Huhne had been having an affair with his aide Carina Trimingham. So Pryce ''[[TooDumbToLive willingly revealed]]'' to the papers that she had taken speeding points for Huhne back in 2003 (so he wouldn't get a driving ban). For non-British readers - over here that amounts to ''obstruction of justice''. As a result, in 2012, Huhne and Pryce were both charged (with Huhne resigning his Cabinet position) after an investigation. In February 2013, Huhne plead guilty to the offence - whilst Pryce didn't, claiming the defence of [[DoubleStandard marital coercion]] (in other words, by virtue of being the wife in their relationship, she could claim that her husband forced her into committing criminal acts). The judge didn't buy it, and found her guilty as well. Both were sentenced to 8 months in prison. The judge of the case actually (almost explicitly) invoked this trope.

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* This trope set in motion a three-year criminal case in the UK involving politician Chris Huhne and his wife Vicky Pryce. The two had been happily married for 26 years, and then, in 2010, it came out that Huhne had been having an affair with his aide Carina Trimingham. So Pryce ''[[TooDumbToLive willingly revealed]]'' revealed to the papers that she someone had taken speeding points for Huhne back in 2003 (so he wouldn't get a driving ban). For non-British readers - over here that amounts to ''obstruction of justice''. So, when the police checked their records to work out who had taken the rap for Huhne, they discovered that person was none other than ''[[DidntThinkThisThrough Pryce herself]]''. As a result, in 2012, Huhne and Pryce were both charged (with Huhne resigning his Cabinet position) after an investigation. In February 2013, Huhne plead guilty to the offence - whilst Pryce didn't, claiming the defence of [[DoubleStandard marital coercion]] (in other words, by virtue of being the wife in their relationship, she could claim that her husband forced her into committing criminal acts). The judge didn't buy it, and found her guilty as well. Both were sentenced to 8 months in prison. The judge of the case actually (almost explicitly) invoked this trope.
28th Dec '17 1:31:36 PM gb00393
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** [[spoiler:Tyrion falls in love with CampFollower Shae, but when his father threatens to hang her has to BreakHerHeartToSaveHer to force her to leave Kings Landing. Shae retaliates by giving false testimony at his trial. When Tyrion unexpectedly finds Shae in his father's bed, the two immediately try to kill each other, with Tyrion strangling her using a gold neck chain he gave her as a gift.]]

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** [[spoiler:Tyrion falls in love with CampFollower Shae, but when his father threatens to hang her has to BreakHerHeartToSaveHer to force her to leave Kings Landing. Shae retaliates by giving false testimony at his trial. Unlike her book counterpart, show!Shae really seems to care for Tyrion so it's harder to believe she'd just turn on him for money. She took his break up very hard so it's not too much of a stretch to think she's trying to get back at him. Well, that, and Tywin/Cersei probably threatened her...When Tyrion unexpectedly finds Shae in his father's bed, the two immediately try to kill each other, with Tyrion strangling her using a gold neck chain he gave her as a gift.]]
22nd Dec '17 11:59:49 AM lalaTKG
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* ''Film/AnneOfTheIndies'': Anne goes from fairly pragmatic piracy to being obsessed with revenge after she discovers that Pierre's romancing of her was all a con [[spoiler:and that Pierre is married]]. Her crew even notes that she is passing up perfectly targets to pursue Pierre, where there is no profit.

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* ''Film/AnneOfTheIndies'': Anne goes from fairly pragmatic piracy to being obsessed with revenge after she discovers that Pierre's romancing of her was all a con [[spoiler:and that Pierre is married]]. Her crew even notes that she is passing up perfectly good targets to pursue Pierre, where there is no profit.
19th Nov '17 7:36:54 PM foxley
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* ''Film/AnneOfTheIndies'': Anne goes from fairly pragmatic piracy to being obsessed with revenge after she discovers that Pierre's romancing of her was all a con [[spoiler:and that Pierre is married]]. Her crew even notes that she is passing up perfectly targets to pursue Pierre, where there is no profit.
12th Nov '17 1:26:50 PM lilpurplebird
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* The concept is PlayedForLaughs in ''Manga/OnePiece'' as the women of Dressrosa are known to outright stab their men for just so much as ''looking'' at another woman.
10th Oct '17 8:14:32 AM Spindriver
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* ''Webcomic/MenageA3'': Wannabe FemmeFatale Sonya is infatuated with [[TheCasanova Zii]] after their brief fling, and eventually gets her back for a while -- but then the unthinking Zii dumps her in favor of [[MsFanservice [=DiDi=]]]. So after a whole lot of tears, Sonya turns up on Zii's doorstep with a view to throwing Zii's cat Lita in Zii's face and quitting Zii's band. Unfortunately, resident ButtMonkey Gary answers the door and gets hit by both Lita and Sonya's prepared speech instead, but the intent was clear. Sonya's next move is to go off and join the band lead by Zii's long-time enemy Angel. It seems highly unlikely that the fury will stop there, especially as this gives Sonya an equally embittered ally.
8th Oct '17 11:20:52 AM nmn3r3
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* ''VideoGame/{{Persona 5}}'': [[spoiler:Cheating on your LoveInterest will result in a NoHoldsBarredBeatdown on Halloween where every girl you two-timed smashes you into the ground, all at once.]]

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* ''VideoGame/{{Persona 5}}'': [[spoiler:Cheating on your LoveInterest will result in a NoHoldsBarredBeatdown on Halloween Valentine's Day where every girl you two-timed smashes you into the ground, all at once.]]
20th Sep '17 9:59:47 AM FierceArtist
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* Music/{{Kelis}}' "Caught Out There": She discovers that her partner is having an affair, and the video implies that her reaction was to violently attack him. It eventually builds to her possibly killing his partner with a gun, and perhaps the other woman he cheated on her with.
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