Man Sues Woman Who Rejected His Romantic Advances For $3 Million For ‘Trauma’

A man from Singapore has filed a lawsuit against a woman who told him he only wanted to be friends, accusing her of causing him unnecessary “trauma.” K. Kawshigan couldn’t accept the fact that Nora Tan wasn’t interested in him romantically, so he sued her for more than $3 million, The Straits Times reports.

Kawshigan was interested in Tan as soon as he met her. However, he soon discovered she didn’t return his feelings and wanted a platonic relationship instead. At that point, he threatened to sue her for emotional trauma unless she went to relationship counseling with him. She accepted to avoid litigation. However, things failed to improve.

Tan’s feelings towards Kawshigan didn’t change. And, after 18 months of counseling, he was no closer to accepting this fact. Fed up with entertaining his behavior, Tan cut off contact with the man. This led him to file two separate lawsuits against her.

The man sued the woman for rejecting him

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Singapore Supreme Court

The first lawsuit for $3 million is a High Court claim that accuses Tan of causing “damage to his stellar reputation” and “trauma, depression, and impacts” to his overall happiness in life. A second lawsuit for $22,000 was filed with the magistrate’s court. This was for allegedly breaking their agreement to work on their relationship.

The second lawsuit was thrown out in early January 2023 by State Courts deputy Lewis Tan. He claimed Kawshigan’s suit was “manifestly groundless and without foundation.” He also accused the plaintiff of abusing the court system.

“Considered in totality, I find that the present action was intentionally initiated by the claimant with the ulterior motive of vexing or oppressing the defendant by requiring her to defend various claims that fundamentally stem from the same factual matrix in different forums,” Lewis Tan wrote in his judgment.

“This court will not be an accessory to his calculated attempt to compel engagement from the defendant who, after years of massaging the claimant’s unhappiness, has finally decided to stand up to his threats rather than cower and give in to his demands.”

It’s likely the $3 million lawsuit will come to the same end. It’s just a shame a woman has to be harassed and legitimately traumatized because a man can’t take no for an answer.

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