July 14, 2011, - 2:26 pm
If you meet someone online and are shocked–shocked!–when it doesn’t work out, you are a moron. If you sue over it, you’re even more of a moron. Take Cheryl Gray of the Detroit suburb of Livonia, Michigan, who filed suit against some guy who is 15 years younger than her, whom she met while playing “Mafia Wars” on Facebook. You’d think it would be humiliating enough to be dumped. Why sue and humiliate yourself more? I guess our court system isn’t clogged enough with stupid lawsuits. We need more!
Dumbassity Lawsuit of the Day: Facebook Cougar “Romance” Gone Wrong
And by the way, this story demonstrates in spades why we need to stop encouraging this whole overdone, sick “Cougar” phenomenon pimped on us by liberal Hollywood along with the single motherhood BS. Gives middle-aged women, especially single moms–most of whom do NOT look like the “cougars” on television–undue encouragement to chase and stalk guys who could be their sons. UGH!
A Michigan woman is seeking $8,386.88 from a Kennewick man because of a relationship gone bad via Facebook.
Cheryl Gray says Wylie Iwan led her on, caused her to spend money on gifts and a trip to the Tri-Cities, then humiliated her when he posted vulgar comments on her Facebook wall.
The 50-year-old unemployed paralegal admits she was “devastated” and angry when a week before her planned trip, he said he met someone else at a Kennewick bar.
Now, “I feel foolish,” Gray said. “I’m not so much mad or angry. I feel foolish. I am disillusioned.”
Iwan says he and Gray were just Facebook friends who played Mafia Wars together, but the friendship developed into an online relationship. Still, he said, he told her she was welcome to visit during spring break as “my friend.”
When he met someone new, he said he was upfront with Gray about it and initially she was OK with it. But then, the 35-year-old who works at Applebee’s, said, Gray started a hate group about him on Facebook and called him an online predator.
“I want this lady to move on and leave me alone,” said Iwan, who had to find an attorney in Michigan to represent him in the civil suit. “… It’s a completely frivolous lawsuit.” . . .
Gray, a single mother living in Livonia, Mich., with her 13-year-old daughter, said she played Mafia Wars on Facebook and met Iwan through the game because they were part of the same “clan,” or family.
They became Facebook friends in September and had about 300 friends in common, she said. During the next couple of months, they began talking through Facebook messages, and Gray said Iwan wanted to exchange personal information and get to know her. . . .
Gray said Iwan used the word “friend” or “best friend,” while at the same time saying, “I love you,” or, “I’m falling in love with you,” and making plans for the future.
“He led me to believe for a number of months that our meeting was to explore a potential relationship between the two of us,” she said.
She sent him and his sons gifts for Christmas, his birthday and flowers on Valentine’s Day. She bought airplane tickets and reserved a rental car for a trip to Kennewick from April 6-11 and reserved a hotel room in Seattle and got tickets to the Mariners’ opening home game.
On March 30, Gray said Iwan told her he had met someone else four days earlier.
“I was just really devastated … and I guess I was angry. I had done some very nice things for him,” she said. “He supposedly met this person on Saturday, but I don’t believe that. I believe he was already involved in a relationship. … I felt like this guy is taking me on a ride.” . . .
A week later, Iwan got a second email that said Gray no longer was interested in pursuing a claim against him.
On April 22, Iwan got an email from an attorney friend of Gray’s seeking $956.88 for repayment of expenses related to the trip she didn’t take, and gifts and flowers she sent him.
Then on May 18, Gray filed a civil suit in Michigan seeking $8,368.88 for misrepresentation, promissory estoppel, defamation of character and intentional infliction of emotional distress.
The story goes on . . . and on . . . and on. I only posted part of it. Oh, and she lied and said she was 42, not her real age of 50. You know what’s going on here, don’t you? Lonely, needy-to-psychotic-levels single mom hits on much younger guy, acts like a male suitor in showering him with expensive gifts and trying to make him her boytoy. Doesn’t work, so hell hath no fury like a woman scorned. (On the other hand, he was a dirtbag for accepting this stuff and should have returned to sender–he knew why she was showering him with the lucre. And he looks like a typical slacker with stupid facial hair.)
Oy, whatta nightmare. Completely irrational. Move on, woman!
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