Almost seven months that Nora Tan, originally from Singapore, awaits the outcome of an endless legal battle.
The latter is indeed being sued by one of her relatives, Mr. Kawshigan, before the Supreme Court of the country.
The man accuses him of having "friendzoned" him when he wanted a romantic relationship, and pleads "emotional trauma".
As reported by the local Singapore newspaper,
The Straits Times
, on Tuesday January 31, he is asking him for the modest sum of 3 million Singapore dollars (
about 2 million euros, Ed.
), to be at the origin of his "depression and negative impacts" on his life.
A situation that has also, in his words, “tarnished his reputation” over time.
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If their meeting had however started well in 2016, their links had deteriorated two years ago.
In September 2020, Nora Tan indeed wishes to distance herself from her comrade, whom she considers a little too invested in their friendship.
“She had asked that their exchanges be reduced, urging Mr. Kawshigan to be more independent in his life”, relates the daily.
Consequence: nearly a month and a half later, the Singaporean receives a letter at her home, signed by her friend, threatening her with legal action if they do not see each other more often.
Many will say that the story could have ended there.
That it would have sufficed to throw away the letter and forget.
But the interactions between the two protagonists, revealed by
The Straits Times
, reveal the plaintiff's very disturbed psychology.
“Ms Tan tried to reason with Mr Kawshigan.
She told him in a text that her discomfort with him was real.
He simply responded by telling her that she could either comply with his demands to deepen their relationship or agree to suffer 'irrevocable' harm."
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But feeling trapped, the accused agrees to deepen their relationship, and submits to joint psychotherapy sessions, on the advice of her lawyer.
“She thought it would help him (
) to accept that she was not in love with him”.
Sessions that she will stop after two years, i.e. in 2022, deeming them no longer necessary, or even useless.
Faced with the stubbornness of her former comrade, Nora Tan then filed a complaint on April 22, 2022 for harassment, before cutting off all contact with him.
In the process, the latter seizes the police arguing that his friend has "violated an agreement aimed at improving their relationship", claiming 22,000 dollars from her.
An action dismissed by the Deputy Registrar of the Singapore Court.
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On July 7, 2022, Mr. Kawshigan reiterates and files a complaint for “emotional trauma”.
The accuser alleges that this relationship, which was toxic to him, caused him to lose business partnerships over time, and therefore money, as he was no longer able to work properly.
Also listing all the therapy sessions taken to overcome this one-sided situation, he asks her for 3 million Singapore dollars.
The action has, this time, been maintained.
A preliminary hearing will therefore take place on February 9 before the country's Supreme Court.