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Nowadays, if anyone is so excited to see you that they want to jump in your arms and hug you, you should be grateful. Instead, a woman has decided to sue her own nephew after he broke her wrist while hugging her.
Jennifer Connell, a 54-year-old woman from Manhattan, is suing her 12-year-old nephew, Sean Tarala (who was eight at the time), for over $120,000 claiming he was “careless” and “negligent” when going to hug her, ultimately breaking her wrist.
NYC Aunt Suing Her 12-Year-Old Nephew For Breaking Her Wrist With Hug
“All of a sudden he was there in the air, I had to catch him and we tumbled onto the ground,” Connell remembers of her encounter with the 50-pound boy. “I remember him shouting, ‘Auntie Jen I love you,’ and there he was flying at me.” He should have probably broken the other wrist if he knew Auntie Jen was going to sue him.
Auntie Jen is such a great aunt that she didn’t dare tell her nephew that he had hurt her because it was his birthday and she didn’t want to ruin his day. So, she waited a bit before taking him to court. We need more people like Jennifer Connell.
Aside from dragging kids from the forest into her house made of cake, Connell reveals that life has been tough for her:
“I was at a party recently and it was difficult to hold my hors d’oeuvres plate…I live in Manhattan in a third-floor walkup so it has been very difficult,” Connell said Friday at a court in Bridgeport, Conn. “And we all know how crowded it is in Manhattan.”
Connell’s suit claims “a reasonable eight-year-old under those circumstances would know or should have known that a forceful greeting such as the one delivered by the defendant to the plaintiff could cause the harms and losses suffered by the plaintiff.”
Oh, and Sean’s mom died last year, so Auntie Jen sure knows how to console her loved ones.
No word yet if Connell melts when you throw water on her.