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Oregon pimp guilty of shoe beatings suing Nike for not adding warning label

The 'Swoosh' logo is seen on a Nike factory store on December 12, 2009 in Orlando, Florida.
The 'Swoosh' logo is seen on a Nike factory store on December 12, 2009 in Orlando, Florida.
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Consumers suing companies over products that mislead or fail to warn of danger is hardly a new thing, but this case and piece of strange news is likely one of a kind.

According to Oregon Live on Monday, Portland pimp Sirgiorgio Clardy has filed a lawsuit against athletic shoe giant Nike for not putting a warning label on its products notifying buyers that they can be used as a dangerous weapon.

The reason? Last year, Clardy was found guilty of second-degree assault for beating a john's face so hard that he required stitches and plastic surgery to repair his nose. The victim was reportedly trying to leave a Portland hotel after not paying for the services of one of Clardy's prostitutes. The 26-year-old pimp was sentenced to 100 years in prison for the beating, robbing the john, and for also beating the 18-year-old prostitute, causing serious injuries.

Clardy, who has chosen to represent himself, wrote a three-age complaint from the Eastern Oregon Correctional Institution in which he claims that the company and Chairman Phil Knight, among others, failed to issue the proper warning noting that their Jordans are a "potentially dangerous product."

He also wrote that the failure "has caused personal injury in the likes of mental suffering" and filed the suit at the Multnomah County Circuit Court last week.

The $100,000,000 suit has not yet been served directly to Nike, but the company will eventually be able to respond to what is likely one of the strangest complaints they've seen.

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