Lady Sues 8-Year-Old Nephew for Giving Her a Hug
If there was ever a perfect example of what happens when a blame culture gets out of hand, then I think this story is it.
Just this week, an HR Manager from Bridgeport, New York, has tried to sue her own nephew for more than $100,000, because he accidentally broke her wrist when he jumped for a hug at his 8th birthday party.
“Auntie Jen, I love you!” the 8-year-old is said to have shouted, before accidentally knocking his auntie flying with an over-excited cuddle. The result? 4 years later, he is in court fighting against a damages claim of $127,000.
In case you’re shouting at your screen right now “surely there’s more to this story than meets the eye! She surely has an issue with the parents, not the 8-year-old?”… well, it doesn’t really seem like it.
According to the fresh report published on the Westport News website earlier this week, Sean Tarala (the boy being sued) is the only defendant in the case. Jennifer Connell (the lady who is suing him) described him to the court as “very loving and sensitive”, but goes on to say that when he pounced on her for a hug at his birthday party, he should have understood the consequences of his exuberance.
The website reported that the boy appeared in court this week looking confused, accompanied only by his father, as his mother had recently passed away.
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