Nike Sued By Pimp Over ‘Dangerous’ Shoes
(Portland, OR) A man described as a pimp is suing Nike saying the company did not warn people their shoes can be used as dangerous weapons.
According to The Oregonian, Sirgiorgio Sanford Clardy, 26, of Portland, was convicted last year of stomping on the face of a man who refused to pay his prostitute.
This is Clardy’s 20th conviction according to KATU-TV, including an arrest in 2012 as part of a sex trafficking ring operation
Clardy reportedly used Air Jordan shoes, a dangerous weapon, to stomp the man, who required stitches and underwent plastic surgery after the attack.
Clardy was also convicted of beating the 18-year-old prostitute so badly her ears bled.
The attack happened in 2012 as the victim was leaving a hotel.
Apparently because Clardy was wearing Nike shoes to stomp on the victim, he thinks Nike should be held accountable.
A jury convicted Clardy of second-degree assault in 2013 and was sentenced to 100 years in prison.
Clardy, acting as his own attorney, wrote a three-page complaint from prison.
“Under product liability there is a certain standard of care that is required to be up-held by potentially dangerous product …” wrote Clardy. “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’s complaint asks Nike be required to include warning labels for all “potentially dangerous Nike and Jordan merchandise.”