Suzanne Corona is quickly becoming an internet celebrity, for all the wrong reasons. So why do we love her? Because this married mom of three is fighting back! Here’s what happened, and here’s what she’s doing aout it:
Corona, 41, and coworker Justin Amend, 29, were caught by the cops sitting on a picnic table at a park in Batvia, a small town in Upstate New York. She was clothed, but he was shirtless and with his pants unbuttoned — and with Corona on his lap. When a cop questioned them, they said they were “just talking.” That’s when thing got out of hand.
Both Corona and Amend were arrested for public lewdness. But since the cop knew that Corona was married to someone other than Amend, he slapped her with an adultery charge, as well. Reportedly Amend wasn’t charged with adultery because he claimed not to know she was married.
Right, here at Famecrawler, we don’t support wives and mothers publicly canoodling with people other than their spouses. Honestly, public canoodling even with spouses gives me the willies. But to charge a woman with “Adultery” as a crime? It’s extremely 1800′s, and smacks of morality getting out of hand. She’ll have plenty to recon with at home, without a legal punishment.
She seems to know that. And I support her for coming forward and fighting the charge. She’s only the 13th person in nearly 40 years to be charged with adultery in New York State. The charge comes with a sentence of up to 90 days in jail, or a $500 fine (a small price to pay for a romp, some might argue). She later denied that they were having sex, and in a press conference denied that his pants were even undone.
“I think the adultery charge is extremely unfair and uncalled for,” Corona said in a press conference with her husband of six years at her side. “My husband is standing beside me. He called the DA himself this morning and wants it dropped.”
While calling her behavior “inappropriate,” her husband went on to say, “I just want it on public record that I forgive her fully. I wish that the charges were dropped so that we could resolve this as a man and wife, more of a private matter.”
YES! There are kids involved, so why drag this through the courts? And it’s not just the courts, it’s now the internet, the greater press, and, as of today, the British tabloids, who can’t get enough of this wacky American fodder. Please, D.A. of Batvia, her Suzanne Corona’s plea, and ours. Drop the charges. Suzanne Corona, adultery? Not a matter for the courts.
PHOTO: Courtesy of Batvia Police Dept.