-- Professional golfer John Daly is at the center of a legal love triangle, with his ex-wife taking on his new fianceé in a court battle that has now gone all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court.
Sherrie Miller, the fourth wife of two-time major champion Daly, is suing the woman she says broke up her marriage seven years ago.
Miller claims Anna Cladakis, Daly’s caddy, was also his mistress, causing Miller, “alienation of affection and intentional infliction of emotional distress.”
Miller filed her lawsuit in Mississippi, one of only six states where the so-called “alienation of affection” law exists. Neither Miller nor Cladakis nor Daly live in Mississippi but Miller claims Daly and Cladakis had some trysts in the state.
Cladakis is now fighting back against the lawsuit, asking the U.S. Supreme Court to throw out Miller’s Mississippi case, arguing the state has no jurisdiction.
"Florida and Tennessee, where the parties lived, abolished the cause of action for alienation of affection decades ago,” an attorney for Cladakis told ABC News in a statement. "If the decision of the Mississippi Supreme Court is left intact, Mississippi will be permitted to police residents of other states in matters in which it has no legitimate interest.”
“I had taken down all his jerseys that he has framed and I was just going to lay them all flat in the driveway so when he drove up in his Hummer he would run over all of them,” she said on the show.
Daly announced his engagement to Cladakis on Twitter in December. In a statement to ABC News, the golfer says he “can’t wait” to take the stand in the case.
“Can’t wait to get on stand in Supreme Court in Mississippi and tell them that Anna is the greatest woman in my life,” Daly told ABC News.
In a statement to ABC News from her attorney, Sherrie Miller believes the U.S. Supreme Court will side with her and “looks forward to her day in court to establish Ms. Cladakis’ responsibility for the break-up of her marriage.”