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World’s Worst Aunt Sues Nephew When He Accidentally Broke Her Wrist, Saying ‘I Love You’

Tue, October 13, 2015 10:43am EDT by 7 Comments
Aunt Suing Nephew Breaking Wrist
Image Courtesy of Jennifer Connell

Wow, we’ve heard some crazy stories about family members suing one another, but this takes the cake! A woman from Manhattan is suing her young nephew for accidentally breaking her wrist in 2011 at his eighth birthday party. He injured his aunt when he jumped into her arms to say, ‘I Love You’.

Jennifer Connell, 54, is suing her young nephew, Sean Tarala, 12, for accidentally breaking her wrist. He was only 8 years old at the time of the accident, when he greeted her by jumping into her arms and causing the break. Just wait until you see how much she’s seeking!


A woman from Manhattan is suing her now 12-year-old nephew for breaking her wrist at his birthday party, the CT Post reported. Jennifer is seeking $127,000 from the boy for causing her harm. So absurd. Jennifer, who is a human resources manager — told the court that her nephew is “very loving” and “sensitive”, but told Judge Edward Stodolink that the boy should be held accountable for his behavior.

So, what was this unreasonable behavior? Well, when she arrived to his eighth birthday party, he leaped into her arms, causing her to fall on the ground and break her wrist. “All of a sudden he was there in the air, I had to catch him and we tumbled onto the ground,” she testified in court. “I remember him shouting, ‘Auntie Jen I love you,’ and there he was flying at me.” Thi sis beyond sickening, the little boy was screaming “I love you,” but sure, lets sue him for it.

The boy appeared in court and was confused as he sat with his father, Michael Tarala. To make matters worse, the boy’s mother, Lisa Tarala, died last year. Meanwhile, Jennifer claimed that the break in her wrist has turned her life upside down.

She stated to the court, “I live in Manhattan in a third-floor walk-up so it has been very difficult, and we all know how crowded it is in Manhattan.” She continued to say her social life has been damaged. “I was at a party recently, and it was difficult to hold my hors d’oeuvre plate.”

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— Brittany King