Man rejected by woman sues her for $3million after getting friendzoned
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Friendzoning has been a buzzword we've all been hearing for quite a while now.
And while most people try to take the heartbreak like a champ - it's clear that others sometimes don't fare quite so well with rejection.
One man definitely took it a step too far, claiming that his love interest's rejection had caused him 'trauma'.
A man from Singapore made the decision to file a hefty High Court lawsuit against a woman who has continuously rejected his advances.
Mr K. Kawshigan explained that Ms Nora Tan's lack of romantic interest in him has had an impact on his finances.
Because of this, he demanded a staggering $3 million (approximately £2.4 million) in compensation, The Straits Times reports.
His official reasoning was sent to Tan in a letter, which explained how the situation caused 'monetary damages arising from negligent infliction of emotional distress and possible defamation'.
Kawshigan referred to himself as an 'active high-capital trader by night and a busy CEO by day'.
His lawsuit detailed that the heartbreak caused by Tan's rejection led to him forking out large sums of cash to pay for therapy.
Additionally, Kawshigan also claimed that Tan's rejection was a 'damage to his stellar reputation'.
The lawsuit money, all $3 million of it, would have made up for the 'trauma, depression and impacts' allegedly caused by Tan.
And not only did Kawshigan blame Tan for his therapy costs, but he also alleged that she was the reason his business was also negatively impacted.
But this wasn't the only lawsuit.
The second was a $22,000 (approximately £17, 800) magistrate’s court claim in which Kawshigan alleged that Tan had broken their agreement about working on their relationship.
This lawsuit was not successful however, with State Courts deputy registrar, Lewis Tan, dubbing the allegations as 'manifestly groundless and without foundation'.
The registrar went on to add: "This court will not be an accessory to his calculated attempt to compel engagement from the defendant who, after years of massaging the claimant’s unhappiness, has finally decided to stand up to his threats rather than cower and give in to his demands."
The two first met some years back, in 2016, and became friends.
After Tan made the decision to carve out some distance between herself and Kawshigan to be more 'self-reliant', Kawshigan allegedly threatened her with legal action and 'irrevocable' damage to her professional life.
Tan even attended Kawshigan's counselling sessions with him for over a year.
But in April of last year, Tan had finally enough and began her harassment proceedings against him.
A month after, Tan halted all communication following Kawshigan's inability to respect both the professional and personal boundaries between them.
Tan is disputing Kawshigan's lawsuit, with the pre-trial hearing for the claim is set to take place next Thursday (February 9).
Talk about a rejection complex...