A man in Singapore is suing a woman for $3 million, claiming that her rejection caused him emotional trauma. Mr. K. Kawshigan filed two lawsuits against the woman, Ms. Nora Tan, after she expressed disinterest in pursuing a romantic relationship with him. One of the lawsuits, a $3 million High Court claim, alleges that Tan caused damage to Kawshigan's reputation and emotional distress, leading to lost business earnings and high therapy costs.
The other lawsuit, a $22,000 claim in the Magistrate's Court, alleges that Tan breached their agreement to work on their relationship, which negatively impacted his earnings and required him to seek additional psychological help. The $22,000 claim was recently dismissed by the State Courts deputy registrar who deemed it “manifestly groundless.”
Kawshigan and Tan first met in 2016 and eventually became friends. However, after Tan told Kawshigan that she needed to distance herself from the friendship in September 2020, he threatened to file a lawsuit for emotional distress and possible defamation. Tan tried to have a conversation with Kawshigan, but he insisted that she either meet his demands or face irreparable damage to her professional reputation.
After a year and a half of therapy sessions with Kawshigan, Tan ended contact with him in May 2022 because he couldn't respect her request for boundaries. Kawshigan filed the $3 million claim against Tan in July and the $22,000 claim in August. Tan has applied to strike out the $3 million claim, with a pre-trial hearing set for February 9th.