Man appears in virtual court hearing after date sued him for $10,000 for not showing up

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By Asiya Ali

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A woman has sued a man she was supposed to go on a date with for $10,000 after he allegedly did not turn up.

Michigan woman QaShontae Short filed a lawsuit against Richard Jordan over the no-show date that occurred in 2020. She claimed that the incident caused her emotional distress because the date fell on her late mother's birthday, per TMZ.

During the 10-minute virtual court hearing in Flint, Judge Herman Marable Jr. asked Jordan if he would be representing himself or have a lawyer present.

Jordan responded: "To be honest with you, sir, I thought this was just going to be thrown out. We had a date - one date - and… now I’m being sued for $10,000. I don’t think this is going to go any further, and I think it’s a waste of your time."

Watch the hearing below:

As reported by the New York Post, the zoom hearing quickly escalated after Short argued with the judge over whether the defendant not showing up to their date was considered a criminal offense.

"That’s [her charge] not something that’s really justiciable in district court," Marable Jr. said. "That has to be brought in circuit court."

However, Short then said that Jordan had prevaricated himself by allegedly lying - a point the judge said he was in no position to determine.

"In that letter, he lied. And then that’s what brought forth the perjury," Short declared. "It was never perjury in the beginning. It was perjury after his response."

"Well you can’t say...listen, he has the right to put whatever is in the answer," Marable responded, to which the plaintiff replied, "I’m not saying he can’t."

The judge, growing impatient, explained: "You can’t add another count because you don’t like or disagree with what is in his answer!"

The hearing took a turn when Short yelled to the judge: "If he responds and his response is a lie, then it’s perjury, and my documents would prove it’s a lie," to which Marable asked:  "No, no, no… do you understand what perjury is?"

"Please do not insult my intelligence. Do not do that. Do not insult my intelligence, as if I don’t understand what 'perjury' means," Short replied.

According to Fox News, Short learned that she filed the case in the wrong court, and said she will send it to circuit court.

Featured image credit: Kalki / Alamy

Man appears in virtual court hearing after date sued him for $10,000 for not showing up

vt-author-image

By Asiya Ali

Article saved!Article saved!

A woman has sued a man she was supposed to go on a date with for $10,000 after he allegedly did not turn up.

Michigan woman QaShontae Short filed a lawsuit against Richard Jordan over the no-show date that occurred in 2020. She claimed that the incident caused her emotional distress because the date fell on her late mother's birthday, per TMZ.

During the 10-minute virtual court hearing in Flint, Judge Herman Marable Jr. asked Jordan if he would be representing himself or have a lawyer present.

Jordan responded: "To be honest with you, sir, I thought this was just going to be thrown out. We had a date - one date - and… now I’m being sued for $10,000. I don’t think this is going to go any further, and I think it’s a waste of your time."

Watch the hearing below:

As reported by the New York Post, the zoom hearing quickly escalated after Short argued with the judge over whether the defendant not showing up to their date was considered a criminal offense.

"That’s [her charge] not something that’s really justiciable in district court," Marable Jr. said. "That has to be brought in circuit court."

However, Short then said that Jordan had prevaricated himself by allegedly lying - a point the judge said he was in no position to determine.

"In that letter, he lied. And then that’s what brought forth the perjury," Short declared. "It was never perjury in the beginning. It was perjury after his response."

"Well you can’t say...listen, he has the right to put whatever is in the answer," Marable responded, to which the plaintiff replied, "I’m not saying he can’t."

The judge, growing impatient, explained: "You can’t add another count because you don’t like or disagree with what is in his answer!"

The hearing took a turn when Short yelled to the judge: "If he responds and his response is a lie, then it’s perjury, and my documents would prove it’s a lie," to which Marable asked:  "No, no, no… do you understand what perjury is?"

"Please do not insult my intelligence. Do not do that. Do not insult my intelligence, as if I don’t understand what 'perjury' means," Short replied.

According to Fox News, Short learned that she filed the case in the wrong court, and said she will send it to circuit court.

Featured image credit: Kalki / Alamy