This story is a doozy…
Jennifer Connell, a 54-year-old human resources manager (because of course) is suing her 12-year-old nephew Sean Tarala for $127,000 after he accidentally broke her wrist while running to hug her at his birthday party… FOUR YEARS AGO.
On March 18, 2011, Connell arrived at then-8-year-old Sean’s birthday party, and when the youngster saw his aunt, he ran to her and jumped into her arms to hug her, screaming “Auntie Jen, Auntie Jen!”
In the child’s exuberant jump, Connell broke her wrist — an injury she says she didn’t discuss at the time so as not to ruin the child’s birthday party. But now, four and a half years later (!), she’s apparently ready to discuss it… for a six figure payday.
According to court documents, Connell recounted the fateful day, saying:
“All of a sudden he was there in the air, I had to catch him and we tumbled on to the ground, I remember him shouting, ‘Auntie Jen I love you,’ and there he was flying at me.”
Sean had apparently just been given a red bicycle for his birthday, and was riding it around before seeing his aunt and getting excited.
The ensuing four years have been difficult for Connell, apparently, as she dropped this absolutely ludicrous quote in court about her pain and suffering:
“I live in Manhattan in a third-floor walk-up so it has been very difficult. And we all know how crowded it is in Manhattan. I was at a party recently, and it was difficult to hold my hors d’oeuvre plate.”
NOPE. No way. There is NO WAY she is a real person… right?!?!
This is crazy!!
The boy, who looked “confused” in court, according to reports, was there with only his father Michael because his mother Lisa died last year, right before Auntie Jen filed the lawsuit…
Is this the most ridiculous case you’ve ever heard or what?!
[Image via Jennifer Connell/Facebook.]