A pimp is suing Nike for $100 million — and says that its Air Jordan shoes failed to include a warning on them that they could be used as dangerous weapons after he used his own pair to beat a man.
Sirgiorgiro Clardy, 26, alleges Nike is partially responsible for Clardy’s 100-year prison sentence for beating a man in 2012, The Oregonian reports. Clardy, a Portland-based pimp, was wearing a pair of Jordans when he stomped on the face of a man who was attempting to leave a hotel without paying Clardy’s prostitute, the paper adds.
Clardy was found guilty of second-degree assault by a jury in early 2013. The victim received stitches and plastic surgery, according to The Oregonian.
Clardy was also found guilty of robbing the man and beating woman forced to be his prostitute, then 18 years old, so badly her ears bled.
Clardy, who is representing himself, handwrote his three-page complaint from the Eastern Oregon Correctional Institution in Pendleton, where he is incarcerated.
‘Under product liability there is a certain standard of care that is required to be up-held by potential dangerous product,’ he said.
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