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Woman Sues Man For 'Bad Date'

Ali Condon

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Woman Sues Man For 'Bad Date'

Featured Image Credit: Facebook/67th District Court Genesee County

What's the best course of action after an unsuccessful date? Block them on Hinge? Delete all dating apps from your phone? How about taking them to court?

One woman in the US went for the latter and decided to sue a man for $10,000 (£8,300) after their date went wrong.

QaShontae Short took her date Richard Jordan to court in Flint, Michigan, accusing him of intentional infliction of emotional distress after their romantic rendezvous went wrong.

Ms Short filed the suit back in 2020, and claims that Mr Jordan "did not show and left on [her] mother's birthday and [her] mom had just passed away", TMZ reports.

After getting stood up by her date, QaShontae decided to take him to court to answer for his actions.

The recent court hearing over Zoom saw QaShontae Short yell at Judge Herman Marable Jr when he attempted to clear up the definition of perjury for her.

Ms Short, who appeared to join the digital hearing from the airport, refused to answer the District judge's questions, and repeatedly demanded that he did not 'insult [her] intelligence'.

She alleges that her date perjured himself by lying about going on a date with her, but Judge Marable Jr assured her that this was not an example of perjury and she had misunderstood the law.

A woman has taken her date to court. Credit: 67th District Court Genesee County
A woman has taken her date to court. Credit: 67th District Court Genesee County

Frustrated by the judge's response, QaShontae demanded that her case be brought to circuit court before repeatedly asking: "Are we done here?"

In a video from the trial, which has since gone viral online, Richard Jordan, who stayed silent for a majority of the hearing, told the judge that he had been sued because of one bad date.

"To be honest with you sir, I thought this was just gonna be thrown out," he said.

"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."

Eventually, after QaShontae was muted, and eventually left the Zoom call, Judge Marable Jr ordered for her suit to be moved to a circuit court.

QaShontae Short was furious with the judge's response. Credit: 67th District Court Genesee County
QaShontae Short was furious with the judge's response. Credit: 67th District Court Genesee County

He stated: "I am ordering that this go to seventh circuit court. Venue is to be changed because intentional infliction of emotional distress is a circuit court matter outside the jurisdiction of district court.

"Plaintiff shall play the filing fees in the receiving court and I don't know if you asked for a jury trial or not, you did not, so there was no jury fee.

"No further proceedings shall be had after transfer until costs or expenses have been paid. If not paid within 56 days of the date of this ordered, this will be dismissed by the court to which it was transferred."

So if QaShontae gets her expenses in order in time, she might get her date after all - but it won't be as romantic as she might have originally planned.

Topics: Sex and Relationships

Ali Condon
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