Jacqui and Peter Getty

*Some wives find out about their husband’s infidelity when they discover love-sick emails in the inbox. Others when a credit card statement reveals an unknown hotel bill.

For Jacqui Getty, her friends say, it was a pair of earrings and women’s sunglasses in the kitchen, neither of them belonging to her.

Her husband Peter, an heir to the Getty fortune, denied that he was having an affair, but a full frontal shot of a woman the couple knew, which Jacqui found on his desktop, was harder to explain. And when Jacqui learned that the woman was living down the street, in a place she now believes her husband paid for, suspicion turned to rage, her friends say.

Welcome to one of the ugliest divorce cases Los Angeles has seen in years.