During a recent virtual court session concerning the case, a Michigan woman who is suing the man who dumped her for $10,000 got into an argument with the judge.
QaShontae Short, sued Richard Jordan for the 2020 no-show date. Because the occasion coincided with her late mother’s birthday, she said it caused her tremendous hardship.
Jordan was asked if he would be defending himself during a recent 10-minute court appearance in Flint, Michigan, via Zoom, by Judge Herman Marable Jr.
“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,” he told the judge.
Short’s argument with the judge caused the hearing to change course.
“If he responds and his response is a lie, then it’s perjury, and my documents would prove it’s a lie,” Short suddenly shouted.
“No, no, no… do you understand what perjury is?” Marable said in a response.
“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 interjected.
According to the news story, she then realized she had filed the petition in the incorrect court.
“The bottom line is, you said it’s a criminal offense, so I will send it to circuit court. Are we done here?” Short kept asking.
“Are we done here? Are we done here?,” Marable tried to explain that she didn’t understand, but she persisted in yelling the question.
The district court dismissed the lawsuit.