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The Seduction of Alcmene

Defendant (Zeus) accused of a) identity theft for disguising himself as the mortal Alcmene's husband; and b) adultery with Alcmene.

Case Status: Though paternity tests have proven that Alcmene's son, Heracles (a.k.a. Hercules), is the child of the king of the gods, the case was officially dismissed by Zeus. Outside of the courtroom, Hera has made it her life's work to make Heracles' life really hard.