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Man sues psychic over ex-girlfriend's 'curse'

October 6, 2021 | Comment icon 10 comments

The psychic allegedly failed to lift the curse. Image Credit: CC BY-SA 3.0 Malcolm Lidbury
A man in the US is suing a psychic who he claims had failed to remove a curse put on his marriage by a witch.
The bizarre lawsuit has been filed by Mauro Restrepo from California who was told that his former girlfriend had asked a witch to place a 'bad luck' curse on his marriage.

His psychic - self-proclaimed 'love specialist' Sophia Adams - had told him about the alleged curse during a tarot reading session and emphasized that it would ruin him if it was not removed.

She then offered to exorcise the spell for the princely sum of $5,100.

In the fraud lawsuit, which was filed with the Torrance Superior Court, Restrepo is seeking $2,500 in damages having paid an initial deposit of $1,000 to have the curse lifted.
The psychic's intervention "did not in any way help" his marriage, he argued.

In addition to the damages, his charges against her include negligence, civil conspiracy and both intentional and negligent infliction of emotional distress.

Given the peculiar nature of the case it's hard to know exactly how things will turn out, however it seems likely that Restrepo will at least be able to recoup the money he spent.

As for the curse - it's doubtful than anyone will be able to actually prove its existence in court.

Then again - proving that it doesn't exist is likely to be just as difficult.

Source: BBC News | Comments (10)

Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #1 Posted by Jon the frog 13 days ago
Lot of crooks preys on dumb people... that quack psychic found some stupid people to prey on and right now, lawyers are preying on that dumb quack psychic and on that dumbier guy. 
Comment icon #2 Posted by mesuma 13 days ago
A guy suing someone with an imaginary talent because they couldn't remove an imaginary phenomena bringing imaginary dangers.............have I got that straight?
Comment icon #3 Posted by Seti42 12 days ago
"Then again - proving that it doesn't exist is likely to be just as difficult." You never have to prove a curse doesn't exist. That's not the extraordinary claim, lol. If someone thinks anything like that exists, the burden of proof is on them. I don't think you can sue a 'psychic' for not delivering either, just like how you can't sue a religious leader like a minister for BSing you.  
Comment icon #4 Posted by fred_mc 12 days ago
Yes, sounds straight to me.
Comment icon #5 Posted by HSlim 12 days ago
Maybe we've just been alive too long
Comment icon #6 Posted by FlyingAngel 11 days ago
Right, then we can extend this subject of curse to religion : proving that God doesn't exist.
Comment icon #7 Posted by Berwen 10 days ago
I do hope the courts get rid of this stupidity quickly and charge the persons for a waste of the courts time. They have enough on their agendas without having to deal with frivolity. 
Comment icon #8 Posted by Colonel Zodiac 10 days ago
People handing over cash hoping to remove an imaginary curse. Doesn't this happen on a wide scale every Sunday morning?
Comment icon #9 Posted by psyche101 6 days ago
I actually wonder how popular the paranormal would be if more people were held accountable for their claims.  Not nearly as much as it is presently I would imagine. 
Comment icon #10 Posted by ChrLzs 5 hours ago
I'm trying to work out which of the parties is lower scum, but I think it's nearly a draw.  Hopefully the judge will immediately dismiss it, tell them they all deserve each other, and charge them a shitload for wasting the court's time.

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