Livonia Woman Sues Over Facebook Romance

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LIVONIA (AP) — A suburban Detroit woman is suing a Washington state man for more than $8,000 in damages after a failed Facebook romance.

Fifty-year-old Cheryl Gray of Livonia filed the civil lawsuit in May against 35-year-old Wylie Iwan of Kennewick, Wash., claiming misrepresentation, defamation of character and other charges. She seeks repayment for gifts she bought during their six-month relationship, including a digital camera and Seattle Mariners’ home opener tickets.

The single mother says they met playing Mafia Wars.

Gray tells WXYZ-TV she bought a plane ticket to visit him but a week before the planned trip he sent a message saying he met someone else.

Iwan’s attorney Julian Poota tells The Associated Press he’s filed a motion to dismiss the case. An Aug. 1 hearing is scheduled in Livonia’s district court.

Personally, I feel you are taking a risk when meeting someone over any social media site. I’ll be interested to see how this plays out in court!

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