Sirgiorgiro Clardy, a 26-year-old Portland pimp, has filed a $100 million lawsuit against Nike, claiming the shoe manufacturer is at least partially (if not fully) responsible for a brutal beating he gave to a local john.
Last July, Clardy was declared a dangerous offender and sentenced to 100 years in prison after he used his Nike brand Jordans to stomp the face of a man for not paying one of his prostitutes. The man required stitches and plastic surgery after the beating. Clardy also beat the 18-year-old prostitute so hard that she bled from her ears. No word on if the prostitute got her money.
Now Clardy is claiming that Nike is the one at fault here. The pimp argued that Nike should have placed a warning in the shoes cautioning consumers that the kicks have the potential to be used as a dangerous weapon. What Clardy will do with his $100 million while serving his 100-year sentence, no one knows. Cigarettes? Bribing inmates not to rape him?
Here is an exert from his three-page complaint handwritten from the Eastern Oregon Correctional Institution in Pendleton:
“Under product liability there is a certain standard of care that is required to be up-held by potentially dangerous product … Do (sic) to the fact that these defendants named in this Tort claim failed to warn of risk or to provide an adequate warning or instruction it has caused personal injury in the likes of mental suffering.”
Clardy also wrote in the complaint that he’s tried to starve himself and kill himself multiple times as a result of his sentence, to which Nike will likely respond: Just do it.
Via: Oregon Live