A man in Singapore filed two lawsuits against a woman who refused to date him, alleging she caused him emotional trauma after telling him she wanted to be only friends. 

The man identified as K Kawshigan, claims Nora Tan damaged his “stellar reputation” and said she brought “trauma, depression and impacts” to his life. He also sought $22,000 or $16,800 in US dollars, in a since dismissed lawsuit claiming she “breached an agreement” to improve their relationship.

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Who is K Kawshigan?

According to The Online Citizen, Kawshigan is the CEO of D1 Racing – a drone racing competition. He is also the business development manager of AeroLion Technologies, a drone production company. 

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Kawshigan and Tan reportedly met in 2016 and became friends over time, but things took a turn in 2020 when Tan found that they didn’t see eye-to-eye on the possibility of taking things further. 

Tan saw Kawshigan as no more than a friend, but he considered her as his “closest friend” and was appalled when she felt the need to step back from their social interactions and encouraged him to be “self-reliant.” Kawshigan sent her a letter alleging “monetary damages arising from negligent infliction of emotional distress and possible defamation” and move forward with the lawsuit.

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Tan tried to inform him that he was causing her genuine discomfort and that she needed greater boundaries and limits on their interactions. 

In April last year, Tan initiated a harassment suit against Kawshigan and stopped attending counseling sessions. Kawshigan sued tan in July, claiming he lost earning capacity and business partnerships as an active high-capital trader by night and a busy CEO by day and additional costs for therapy to overcome trauma. 

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Tan replied with an expedited protection order against Kawshigan. The now-rejected magistrates’ suit was filed in August.

On Saturday, the judgment said Tan “after years of massaging the claimant’s unhappiness, has finally decided to stand up to his threats rather than cower and give in to his demands.”

The high court suit is set for a case conference on February 9, 2022.