Portland Pimp Sirgiorgiro Clardy, 26, is suing Nike for $100 million and claiming the shoe manufacturer is partially responsible for the 100-year prison sentence he is serving.
Clardy was found guilty of second-degree assault in 2013 for using his Jordans, considered a dangerous weapon, in a brutal beating of a john. He repeatedly stomped the john's face with his Jordans when the man tried to leave a Portland hotel without paying Clardy's prostitute in June 2012, reports Oregon Live. The john required stitches and plastic surgery on his nose.
The claim against Nike by Clardy states that Nike should have placed a label in Jordan shoes, warning consumers that they could be used as a dangerous weapon.
"Under product liability there is a certain standard of care that is required to be upheld by potentially dangerous product ..." Clardy wrote in his complaint reports Huffington Post. "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 was also found guilty of robbing the john and beating the 18-year-old woman working as a prostitute for him under force. Her beating was so bad she bled from her ears.
A Multnomah County judge has been asked by Clardy to order Nike to affix a warning label to all of their "potentially dangerous Nike and Jordan merchandise."
Oregon Live states that Oregon defendants have been convicted for use of dangerous weapons ranging from boots, rope, a phone receiver, scalding hot water, and HIV-infected blood. The dangerous weapon classification can lead to longer prison sentences upon conviction.
Nike has yet to receive a copy of the suit, but will shortly, giving them the opportunity to respond.