In a shocking twist to the David Boreanaz cheating story, RadarOnline.com has learned that the Bones star's wife could legally sue the woman he had affair with, if she wanted to.
Boreanaz's wife Jaime Bergman lives in Utah, one of the few states in the country where a spouse can sue for "alienation of affection," meaning she has the right to file a lawsuit against the other woman if she believes she intended to breakup her marriage.
As RadarOnline.com previously reported, Boreanaz admitted Monday to having an extra-martial affair with an unnamed woman and claimed his former mistress contacted an attorney and threatened to go to various media outlets with her story.
RadarOnline.com has now learned that the mistress approached the actor at the end of 2009 and at the beginning of this year and asked for money to settle her potential claim.
The situation between Boreanaz and the mistress became extremely heated in late April, and the woman demanded at least six figures.
Boreanaz refused, and decided to go public with his affair.
"I was associated with a woman who I was involved with and had a relationship with," Boreanaz says. "She asked for money. I felt as though I was being blackmailed or there was some sort of extortion."
As RadarOnline.com also previously reported, Boreanaz has had at least two affairs - the first being with Rachel Uchitel, the woman famously linked to Tiger Woods.
Both Uchitel and Boreanaz's most recent mistress are being represented by Los Angeles power-house attorney Gloria Allred, who strenuously denies any implication of impropiety on her part, and puts the blame for his actions squarely on Boreanaz.
Boreanaz says he's now concentrating on putting back together his nine year marriage to Bergman.
The couple has an 8-year-old son, Jaden, and an 8-month-old daughter, Bardot. This is Boreanaz's second marriage.