The adventures of Star-Lord and Baby Groot are apparently serious business to one Texas resident.
According to a report by the Statesman, Brandon Vezmar, a 37-year-old based out of Austin, is suing an unidentified 35-year-old woman for $17.31 following an online date gone awry. The amount sought equals the exact amount of money spent for his date’s 3D ticket price of admission to Marvel’s latest blockbuster Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, a showing in which the woman allegedly spent the majority of her time on her cellphone.
Specifically, Vezmar’s petition stated that the woman “activated her phone at least 10-20 times in 15 minutes to read and send text messages.” When approached about the origin of the lawsuit, he later added, “This is like one of my biggest pet peeves … It was kind of a first date from hell.”
The bizarre news story even made its way to James Gunn, the director of both Guardians of the Galaxy films, who joking replied in a tweet:
Why stop at suing? She deserves jail time! https://t.co/c41MWGz74M
— James Gunn (@JamesGunn) May 16, 2017
The unnamed woman was later contacted by the Statesman for comment and was shocked Vezmar had filed a suit, “I had my phone low and I wasn’t bothering anybody…it wasn’t like constant texting,” she said. “I’m not a bad woman, I just went out on a date.”
In theaters now, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 stars Chris Pratt as Star-Lord, Zoe Saldana as Gamora, Dave Bautista as Drax the Destroyer, Vin Diesel as Baby Groot, Bradley Cooper as Rocket Raccoon, Michael Rooker as Yondu Udonta, Karen Gillan as Nebula, Pom Klementieff as Mantis, Elizabeth Debicki as Ayesha, Chris Sullivan as Taserface, Sean Gunn as Kraglin, Glenn Close as Irani Rael and Kurt Russell as Ego.
(via The Hollywood Reporter)