You know the struggle is valid when a pimp in Portland, Ore. accused of beating a person with a pair of Air Jordans is on the offensive in court. In one of the most bizarre cases so far in the early part of 2014, the ladies man is suing Nike for $100 million for not providing a warning label.
Sirgiorgiro Clardy, 26, says that Nike and their shoes should come with a warning that notes they can be used as a dangerous weapon. Clardy administered a vicious fade to a john who tried to skip on the bill with one of Clardy's prostitutes, wearing Air Jordans when he stomped the man out in June 2012. The Oregonian has more.
From The Oregonian:
A 26-year-old Portland pimp has filed a $100 million lawsuit against Nike, claiming the shoe manufacturer is partially responsible for a brutal beating that helped net him a 100-year prison sentence.
Sirgiorgiro Clardy claims Nike should have placed a label in his Jordan shoes warning consumers that they could be used as a dangerous weapon.
In his three-page complaint handwritten from the Eastern Oregon Correctional Institution in Pendleton, Clardy claims that Nike, Chairman Phil Knight and other executives failed to warn consumers that the shoes could be used as a weapon to cause serious injury or death.
Clardy was found guilty early last year for second degree assault of the man, who required plastic surgery and stitches after the beating. Clardy also beat the 18-year-old woman working for him to the point that her ears bled.
Clardy hasn't helped himself in the meantime, this after reports of erratic behavior in the courtroom and stating that he's attempted to starve and kill himself. A court-ordered psychologist also determined that Clardy would continue to remain violent.
The Multnomah County Circuit Court received Clardy's lawsuit last week, who will then serve Nike with the papers. We can only imagine what the shoe giant's response is going to be.
Hit the jump to see Sirgiorgiro Clardy, The Air Jordans bruiser, in court along with a full-size of the mugshot.
Photos: Multnomah County Sheriff's Office, The Oregonian