A Michigan woman learned she was out of luck after loudly chastising a court. Following a man who took her on a terrible date, the woman filed a lawsuit for $10,000 in damages. The plaintiff, QaShontae Short, shot to the top of people’s lists of most unruly courtroom behavior when she yelled at the judge during his testimony because he questioned her understanding of state law after she sued Richard Jordan for an awful date in 2020 in which he “intentionally” caused emotional distress by taking her on a bad time.
According to TMZ, Short claims that her date, Jordan, intentionally wounded her feelings when he failed to “show and left on (her) mother’s birthday and [her] mom had just passed away.” In an effort to get compensation for the horrible evening out, Short is seeking $10,000 from Jordan as compensation for the emotional “distress” she endured while anticipating their time together.
In a virtual session, Judge Herman Marble Jr. of Flint, Michigan, heard Short and Jordan for ten minutes. During the duration, Short spoke most of the time while Jordan remained largely quiet aside from him stating that the case was a waste of the court’s time.
The judge seemed to agree with Jordan and went on to ask whether Short was in the proper courtroom for her claim. Short claimed that she was in the correct location and had studied the law enough to understand that she could receive $10,000 from the accused for their awful date. She also charged Jordan with “perjury” due to a purported misleading statement he made in a court document, according to which he informed the judge about it. At this remark, the judge added that perjury may just be committed in court when someone is asked to testify under oath. The comments by the judge about Short’s legal knowledge upset her.
“He put a document that stated a lie,” she screamed, over Judge Marable Jr. “Bottom line, you said it was a criminal offense, so I will send it to circuit court. Are we done here? Are we done here?… I know exactly what perjury means.”
The discussion grows deeper. Short and the judge begin shouting over one another, and order is lost in the virtual courtroom.
“Please do not insult my intelligence,” she said to the judge. “Do not do that. Do not insult my intelligence as if I do not understand what the word perjury means. Do not! If it’s a criminal offense, then it’s a criminal offense.”
The judge didn’t dismiss Short’s lawsuit. Instead, he sent the case to the circuit court, meaning they’ll have to be reunited once again in the future in order to present their case before another Michigan court.
Watch the clip to see how the debate unfolds.