KUALA LUMPUR, Feb. 2 — A Singaporean man who claims he was “heartbroken” by his rejection has taken it to court, suing a former female friend for RM9.7 million.
K. Kawshigan, CEO of drone racing company D1 Racing, and Nora Tan met at a social event in 2016. mothership.
They were friends until September 2020, when they began to have different expectations about their relationship.
According to court documents, Kaushigan believed Tan to be his “closest friend” when she only saw him as a “friend.”
Tan cut back on interactions with Kaushigan, who upset him, claiming she was “taking a step back in the relationship.”
The matter escalated when Tan urged Kaushigan to become “independent”, which caused him to issue a “claim” and threaten her to pay “monetary damages”.
Tan tried to reason with Kaushigan by saying that her “discomfort was genuine,” but he continued to demand that she obey or “suffer irreparable damage.”
“And emotionally, you are the cause of my trauma until the day I die,” he replied via text message.
About two weeks later, Tan agreed to attend a session at the request of a counselor she had hired in the hope that Kawshigan would accept her decision.
However, a year and a half later, after refusing to stop inviting him to an in-person meetup, she stopped attending sessions after not seeing any change in him.
Tan suspended all communication with him on May 14, 2022, due to his inability to “address his unreasonable demands” and “failure to respect personal boundaries.”
On 7 July 2022, Kaushigang sued Tang for MYR9.7 million for alleging that she had “tarnished his illustrious reputation” with “defamatory remarks”.
He also filed another lawsuit worth RM17,000 on 27 August 2022 for “violating an agreement to improve relations”.
Kaushigan argued that Tan’s remarks caused him to lose business opportunities and potential investments.
He said the amount would cover treatment for depression and the trauma it caused, and would require “additional psychological support.”
Tan also claimed that Kaushigan and a strange woman had been outside her home and workplace during the same month and refused to leave despite Tan’s request.
State Court Deputy Registrar Lewis Tang opposed the lawsuit, saying Cowigan was “suppressing” Tang by taking legal action for his own ulterior motives.
Mr Lewis said Mr Corsigan would not abuse the court to harass Mr Tan.
Tan has now filed a counterclaim of RM4,183 against Kawshigan for home security costs.