Sylvia Pierce v. Drew V. Pierce

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Supreme Court Case Name: 
Sylvia Pierce v. Drew V. Pierce
Case Date: 
1933
Court Origin: 
Juvenile and Domestic Relations
Cause/Crime: 
Divorce

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Division: 
East
Number of Pages: 
45
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Sylvia filed for divorce eleven years into her marriage with Drew. Two children were born: Ross and Loretta. Sylvia accused her husband of adultery with sundry women, frequent abuse and mistreatment, and threatening her life. She stated that Drew was guilty of such cruel and inhuman treatment that she felt unsafe living with him. Drew accused Sylvia of infecting him with a social disease and having an affair with Ed Wallace. He further implied that Sylvia became familiar with a negro named Rush.