Monday, Nov. 03, 2008

Second Life Divorce

When Briton Amy Taylor caught her husband cheating on her with a prostitute, she reacted as many women would — she filed for divorce. What made the break up newsworthy was that the "cheating" was virtual and the "prostitute" was actually a divorced mother of two living in Arkansas. Taylor's husband committed the infidelity using his avatar in the computer role-playing game Second Life, but Taylor — who married her husband in 2005 and again in a lavish virtual ceremony in Second Life — viewed the online betrayal as cheating and used it as grounds for a very real divorce in the British courts. While news reports say Taylor has found love elsewhere on the web since the divorce, according to the Daily Mail her cheating husband and the Arkansas woman from his online assignations are now engaged — in real life.