Sirgiorgiro Clardy is the Portland, Ore. pimp now infamous for suing Nike. Now labeled the "Portland pimp," the Oregonian reported on Jan. 10 that Clardy has filed suit against Nike, claiming their shoes should be labeled as "dangerous weapons."
This lawsuit comes after Clardy was sentenced to 100 years in prison for brutally beating a john for failure to pay his prostitute. The man was kicked repeatedly and had so much damage to his face that he required stitches and plastic surgery on his nose. Clardy was also convicted for beating his 18-year old prostitute so badly that she bled from her ears.
Among the list of convictions, Clardy was found guilty of second degree assault with a deadly weapon. The "deadly weapon" in question being the Air Jordan shoes that he had on his feet during the beating.
In the state of Oregon, adding the use of a deadly weapon to charges can add many more years to a sentence upon conviction. Clardy is now housed at the Eastern Oregon Correctional Institution in Pendleton, Ore. where he will stay for at least 36-years, which is when he first becomes eligible for parole.
Sirgiorgiro Clardy is now suing Nike, the Portland pimp alleges that the company failed to label their shoes as being "potentially dangerous." Apparently if there had been a warning label that let wearers know of the potential damage that shoes can do when worn during an illegal assault, he might have taken them off first?
According to Nike, they have not yet been served with the lawsuit and have not yet had a chance to respond.
What do you think of the case of the Portland pimp and the Nike lawsuit? Even in the case of frivolous lawsuits, does he have a chance at winning a dime? Share your opinion in the comments below.