Skip to comments.Pimp sues Nike for not warning shoes could be dangerous if used to beat people
Posted on 01/11/2014 4:11:33 PM PST by Gamecock
A Portland pimp is suing Nike for not placing a warning label in their shoes specifying that they could be used as a dangerous weapon -- after he was sentenced to 100 years in prison for brutally beating a john with his sneaker.
Sirgiorgiro Clardy, 26, claims Nike should have placed a warning in the shoes warning consumers that the kicks have the potential to be used as a dangerous weapon, according to The Oregonian newspaper. Clardy is seeking $100 million for what he believes was the shoe manufacturers oversight.
In June, Clardy repeatedly stomped on the face of a client with his Jordan Nike shoes when the man refused to pay Clardys prostitute. The man required stitches and plastic surgery after the beating.
Clardy was sentenced to 100 years in prison for beating the man as well as attacking an 18-year-old prostitute so violently that she bled from her ears.
Clardy has been charged with numerous felonies and misdemeanors, according to the Multnomah County Sheriff's Office.
The jury in Clardys most recent case called him a dangerous offender and classified his shoes as a dangerous weapon in order to assure he received the longest prison sentence possible, according to The Oregonian.
Clardy wrote a three-page complaint against Nike from the Eastern Oregon Correctional Institution where he is incarcerated, reported The Oregonian. In the claim he said Nike failed to warn of risk or to provide an adequate warning or instruction, by not cautioning that their shoes are potentially dangerous.
The suit has not yet been served to Nike, The Oregonian said.
Nike spokeswoman Mary Remuzzi said the company had no comment regarding the lawsuit.
We could have the pimps in Congress create laws for pimps, but the pimps in Congress would exclude themselves.
This joint is so ****ed up these days that he’ll probably win. Our “judges” and “courts” are a joke.
The unanswered question is why did the client refuse to pay the prostitute? Most importantly, why did the prostitute provide services before payment was rendered? Man, these folks really need to go to college and take a business class.
It’s hard out here for a pimp
Congratulations John, on your new job at ABC News.
With John Roberts the head honcho and the lead singer of the Supremes musical group, I’d say the pimp’s got an excellent chance of prevailing, whadya think?!
Why wasn’t this guy wearing Air Jordans? They’d have been much better suited for the job.
“Tennis” shoes weren’t considered weapons. Womder if that’s changed or this model is different from a “tennis” shoe.
Nike ought to put a hit out on him, just as a joke of course. LOL
I thought it was his too
Pimpin’ ain’t easy.
The only way to satisfy this guy is to kick him in the face with various types of shoes to see if there is any difference. Please pass the popcorn.
you’d think they’d know how to run their business more successfully by now,
‘specially when ya wearin’ the wrong shooz
No comment, but a whole lot of laughter.
Let the ho and the john take turns tryin on new shoes, and save the aquarium shoes for last.
“which he spells thusly, ‘for a double dose of this pimpin’”
If the shoe don’t fit, you must acquit.
If these expensive shoes didn’t help you beat people, why would anyone wear them?
Are they sure it wasn't his socks?
Why didn't the jury classify his feet as a dangerous weapon?
I see a cabinet position for this dude in the future in His Arrogance’s administration.
As my good friend Pedro used to tell me: “Is not easy being peemp!”
***Why didn’t the jury classify his feet as a dangerous weapon?***
What are you a Pedophobe?
How do you pronounce that?
If Obama had a Nappy Head Mulatto Pimp for a Son...
It wouldn’t surprise me if Nike offered the guy an endorsement deal to settle it out of court. After Nike signed up Michael Vick after the dog fighting scandal I don’t think nothing is beneath them.
What’s stupid is that there is a lawyer out there who would file such a lawsuit...
Even if they had warnings printed in shoes this dumbass wouldn’t know how to read it.
How did he avoid the instant background check for buying Nikes? Must’ve bought ‘em at a sneaker show or over the internet.
Whoever's making rocks better lawyer up right now!
My question was serious.
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