A man in Singapore has sued a woman for £1.9million after she turned down his romantic advances and said she only saw him as a friend.
K Kawshigan, a director of drone company D1 Racing, launched a lawsuit against Nora Tan Shu Mei after the rejection, claiming he suffered trauma from the incident.
Channel News Asia reported that Ms Tan is countering her former girlfriend to recover the cost of securing her home.
She claims Mr Kawshigan’s harassment was so intense that she had to buy a siren alarm sensor and a smart video doorbell.
But Mr Kawshigan said her disparagement of him damaged his “outstanding reputation” and sanity to the extent that he lost at least five business partnerships.
His lawsuit, which seeks S$3 million, includes S$1.2 million (about £750,000) for the loss of potential investments, contracts and payouts due to his shrinking network and S$170,000 (£105,000) for reduced earning capacity .
This is his second attempt to sue Ms Tan – he was separately seeking S$22,000 (about £13,700) in damages by claiming she broke an agreement to mend their relationship.
However, that lawsuit was dismissed out of court, with a deputy registrar saying the court would play no role in a “calculated attempt to force an engagement” by Ms. Tan.
In his latest lawsuit, Mr Kawshigan lists a series of allegedly defamatory remarks which he says were made when third parties were present to overhear them.
In one, Ms. Tan said, “He unnecessarily serves me court documents personally and has not tried any other options available to him.”
He also claims to have been slandered when Ms Tan allegedly said she was greatly bothered by his actions, which included standing outside her door.
In her counterclaim, which includes costs of the equivalent of around £900 for the safety equipment and future advice, Ms Tan alleges that Mr Kawshigan rattled on her door and asked her neighbors for her phone number.
She claims he said he would go to her place of work if she refused to speak to him and then did later that month – but she wasn’t there.
Ms. Tan’s lawyers intend to defend her allegedly defamatory statements with fair comments, Channel News Asia reported, as they reflect their honest opinion of Mr. Kawshigan’s behavior.
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https://metro.co.uk/2023/02/02/singapore-man-sues-woman-for-1-9m-after-she-refused-to-be-girlfriend-18211990/ A Singapore man is suing a woman for £1.9million after she refused to be a friend