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Woman Sues Man For $10,000 For Failing To Show Up To A Date

Charisa Bossinakis

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Woman Sues Man For $10,000 For Failing To Show Up To A Date

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.

Credit: 67th District Court
Credit: 67th District Court

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

Featured Image Credit: Alamy Stock Photo.

Topics: Sex and Relationships, Crime, News, US News

Charisa Bossinakis
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