Woman Sues Man For $10,000 For Failing To Show Up To A Date
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A Michigan woman is attempting to sue a man for USD$10,000 (AUD $14,495 or £8,327) for standing her up on a date.
The woman, QaShontae Short, has launched a lawsuit against Richard Jordan in 67th District Court, claiming ‘intentional infliction of emotional distress’ after he failed to show up for his date with her, according to TMZ.
In a video obtained by TMZ, the two appeared via Zoom for a virtual hearing, where things escalated quickly.
“To be honest with you sir, I thought this was just gonna be thrown out,” Jordan said to Judge Herman Marable Jr.
“We had a date, one date, and nothing else after that, and now I'm being sued for $10,000. I think this is a waste of your time.”
Short claims that the man lied about going on a date with her and accused him of ‘perjury’, before Judge Marable tells her that she can’t determine that.
He also accused the woman of not understanding the term as he explained over Zoom: “You understand! It's a false statement made under oath! Under oath! It's a false statement made under oath.”
The judge continued to tell the woman that she incorrectly labelled her allegations in her report.
He said: “I don't see anything in the complaint that says he made a false statement under oath.”
To which Short responded: “Because you don't know what happened, you're on the outside looking in! You don't know anything.”
However, the judge pointed out: “But you're a player! You have to lay out your allegations properly.”
I don’t think I’ve ever witnessed a judge use the term ‘player’ before, and not gonna lie, it’s quite invigorating.
The judge told the woman that she had filed to the wrong court as her claim was a matter ‘outside the jurisdiction of district court'.
He added that she must either dismiss the case or redirect it to circuit court.
She replied: “Ummmm, I need to see because I was not aware, since you said perjury was not on there, I was not aware that a criminal offence for intentional infliction of emotional distress was considered a criminal offense.”
This is not the first time Short has filed a frivolous lawsuit, as The Daily Mail reports that the Michigan native has also filed against Flint Police Department and AT&T.
Although both cases were dismissed, we have a feeling Short won’t give up this lawsuit that easily.
At least she and Jordan will eventually get another date….in court
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