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Could a failed romance get you sued?

It’s kind of your worst dating nightmare.

You reject a potential suitor, or a boyfriend and, next minute, you’re defending yourself in court.

But that’s exactly what’s happening in Singapore where the CEO of a drone-racing company is suing a woman for AUD$3.3 million for “sustained trauma” after his romantic intentions were not reciprocated.

K Kawshigan is  claiming damages in Singapore’s High Court for loss in earnings and investments, and “rehabilitation and therapy programmes to overcome the sustained trauma” he has accused Nora Tan Shu Mei of inflicting, court documents read.

Last July, Kawshigan also filed a lawsuit against Tan in a local magistrates court, accusing her of breaching an alleged agreement between them to “improve their relationship” and for “allegedly defamatory remarks and negligent conduct.” 

The pair met at a social event in 2016 and commenced a friendship that lasted until 2020, when their intentions about the relationship “became misaligned”, according to court documents

“While the defendant only regarded the claimant as a ‘friend’, he considered her to be his ‘closest friend’,” the court papers said. 

We have to say that we really think this is taking things a bit far! What do you think?

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