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A man is suing his date for texting during ‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2’
Worst first date ever.
Texting at the movie theater is a social faux-pas. But is it bad enough to draw legal action?
One Texan man thinks so. Brandon Vezmar, 37, is suing a woman for $17.31, after she texted during their date, a 3D showing of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2. He accused her of using her phone “at least 10-20 times in 15 minutes” during the movie, resulting in a sub-par date experience. Now he wants her to refund the price of her movie ticket.
Speaking to the Statesman, the woman said, “This is crazy… I had my phone low and I wasn’t bothering anybody.” Apparently, the texts were directed at a friend who was having a fight with her boyfriend at the time.
Texting during movies is a controversial topic, so naturally the story went viral. It only took a couple of days to reach Guardians of the Galaxy director James Gunn, who commented on Twitter:
Why stop at suing? She deserves jail time! https://t.co/c41MWGz74M
— James Gunn (@JamesGunn) May 16, 2017
Whatever the outcome of that small claims court case, both people now have a truly unique “worst first date ever” story to tell their friends.
Update 12:30pm CT, May 19: The bad date dispute seems to have come to a close. With Inside Edition cameras rolling, the woman gave Vezmar back his $17.31, though we’re pretty sure nobody came out on top in this situation.
Gavia Baker-Whitelaw is a staff writer at the Daily Dot, covering geek culture and fandom. Specializing in sci-fi movies and superheroes, she also appears as a film and TV critic on BBC radio. Elsewhere, she co-hosts the pop culture podcast Overinvested.