A Pimp’s Complaint Against Nike Could be One of the Most Ridiculous Lawsuits of All Time

An Oregon pimp that employed a pair of Nike shoes to brutally beat a man has filed a $100 million lawsuit against the athletic company for not labeling their product as “dangerous.”

Sirgiorgio Sanford Clardy, 26. (Image source: Multnomah Co. Sheriff’s Office via The Oregonian)

According to USA Today, Sirgiorgio Sanford Clardy, 26, used a pair of Nike Jordan shoes to repeatedly stomp on the face of a client after the man allegedly wouldn’t pay his prostitute for the services he had received.

In early 2013, Clardy was found guilty of second-degree assault for the crime, which required the beaten man to obtain reconstructive plastic surgery, and a litany of other crimes, ultimately earning him a 100-year prison sentence, according to The Oregonian.

Now, the former pimp is blaming Nike for his woes and has authored a three-page handwritten complaint, asking a judge to order the athletic company to place warning labels on “potentially dangerous Nike and Jordan merchandise.”

“Under product liability there is a certain standard of care that is required to be up-held by potentially dangerous product …” wrote Clardy, who is representing himself, according to The Oregonian. “Do (sic) to the fact that these defendants named in this Tort claim failed to warn of risk or to provide an adequate warning or instruction it has caused personal injury in the likes of mental suffering.”

Clardy noted that he has starved himself and attempted suicide several times.


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