Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 Texting Lawsuit Has a (Sort of) Happy Ending


The man who sued his date for tweeting during Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 has had a change of heart.

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Brandon Vezmar, a 37-year-old Austin man had sued Crystal Cruz, a 35-year-old woman he met on the app Bumble, for $17.31 following an online date gone awry. Vezmar claimed Cruz texted throughout the first date, a screening of the Marvel Studios sequel, and eventually asked her to leave the theater until she was finished. Cruz never returned.

Frustrated that he'd spent $17.31 on their tickets, Vezmar asked Cruz for a refund. When she laughed off his demand, Vezmar filed a lawsuit in small claims court in which he called her texting habit "a threat to civilized society." The legal action immediately made headlines, and even drew a response from Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 writer/director James Gunn.

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Inside Edition reunited the duo at the theater, where Cruz apologized and reimbursed Vezmar. She explained that the date simply didn't work out, and said she wanted him to "just leave this alone." With his money back, Vezmar has promised to drop the suit.

Currently screening in theaters, 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.

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