Nike slapped with $100 million lawsuit after man gets 100 years in prison for using sneakers as a deadly weaponBy Mason White 12:18 PM January 13, 2014
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By: Sarah Weiss
Nike was slapped with a multi million dollar lawsuit after a man received a sentence of 100 years behind bars, according to court proceedings in Oregon.
A 26-year-old jailed pimp has filed a lawsuit against Nike for $100 million, claiming the shoe manufacturer is partially responsible for a brutal beating he committed for which he was sentenced to 100 years behind bars.
Sirgiorgiro Clardy said that Nike should have put a label on their shoes warning consumers that it could be used as a dangerous weapon.
He wore a Nike pair of sneakers when he stepped on the face of a john who was trying to get out of a Portland hotel without paying for his prostitute.
Jurors found him guilty of second-degree assault for using his Nike sneakers as a dangerous weapon, to beat the man. The man required stitches and plastic surgery on the nose.
The jury also found him guilty of robbing the john and hitting an 18-year-old woman, who was forced to work as prostitute. She was injured so badly that she was bleeding from her ears.