This goodie popped up in my Google alerts the other day. Turns out Cheryl Gray, 50, is suing Wylie Iwan, 35, for ending their Facebook "relationship" (even though it was never "official," in Facebook terms, at least). I guess I should preface this with a little bit about my own thoughts on fbook. I'm not the biggest fan, but I do log on for the occasional stalkage (don't look at me like you don't do it too).
Anyway... The "couple" met online during a romantic game of Mafia Wars, and the relationship blossomed (as only a purely online relationship can) -- so much so that Gray seemed ready to take their relationship to the next level, buying a plane ticket to see Iwan in person. Unfortunately, it doesn't sound like Iwan was on the same page, and the relationship quickly turned sour. After Iwan said he'd met someone else (perhaps, online?), Gray began defaming Iwan via Facebook hate groups and writing angry comments on his wall. (Yikes -- that one about his favorite songs really dug deep!)
But it didn't stop there. Now, Gray is suing Iwan for roughly $9,000, charging him with "misrepresentation, promissory estoppel, defamation of character and intentional infliction of emotional distress." Now, I don't know how you feel (we'll get to that), but I think this is all a bit ridiculous (read: absolutely hilarious). I mean, there's no reason two consenting adults can't have a good virtual romp and then cut the relationship off without a lawsuit, right? Still, imagine if every time a relationship didn't go the way you liked, you sued the pants off your ex? Oh, yeah -- that's called alimony for married folk that decide to split.
So, your turn: Are you on Team Gray or Team Iwan? Or do you just think it's all too pathetic to take sides?
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