New York woman sues 12-year-old nephew over hug that broke her wrist
A Manhattan woman is suing her 12-year-old nephew after he jumped into her arms welcoming her to his eighth birthday party.
Jennifer Connell, the aunt, claims her nephew acted unreasonably as his exuberant welcoming went too far, knocking her to the ground and breaking her wrist back in 2011.
Connell is seeking $127,000 from the boy whose mother died last year.
Connell said in court that she loves her nephew, but that he went too far, and needs to learn better etiquette. The boy reportedly sat his court with his father, looking around, confused.
Connell said her nephew had been riding his two-wheeled bicycle when he saw his aunt enter the party. He jumped off and shouted “I love you, Auntie Jen!” and jumped into her arms knocking her down.
Cornell explained in court that the injury has been “very difficult because of how crowded in Manhattan it is.”
She added: “I was at a party recently, and it was difficult to hold my hors d’oeuvre plate.”
Ahhhhh, you poor bitch… couldn’t hold the hors d’oeuvre plate?? We’re all so sad for you. 🙁 We hope you were at least able to hold your champagne glass.