Pimp Sues Nike For Not Warning Against Use Of Shoes As Dangerous Face-Stomping Weapons

A man convicted of second-degree assault after beating a john’s face to a pulp with his Jordans is now suing Nike from his jail cell — where he’s serving a 100-year prison sentence for his crimes — for not warning consumers that the shoes could be used as a dangerous weapon.

The 26-year-old Portland man was not only convicted of stomping on a man’s face who was trying to leave a hotel without paying the pimp’s prostitute in June 2012, but of also robbing the john and beating the woman he forced to work as his prostitute, reports The Oregonian.

And now he’s suing Nike for $100 million, claiming it’s somewhat the company’s fault that he used the shoes as weapons.

His three-page handwritten complaint claims that Nike, Chairman Phil Knight and other executives were remiss in not warning consumers that Jordans can be used as weapons that cause serious injury or death. Again, if you use them to stomp someone’s face to a bloody pulp instead of just you know, walking in them.

“Under product liability there is a certain standard of care that is required to be up-held by potentially dangerous product …” wrote the man, who is representing himself. “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.”

He asks that a judge order Nike to put warning labels on all their “potentially dangerous Nike and Jordan merchandise.”

Nike will now have an opportunity to respond.

Portland pimp sues Nike for $100 million for lack of warning label after beating victim with Jordans [The Oregonian]

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  1. OrionBFury says:

    I see this, and my take-away is thus: “Hot Coffee is Hot.”