Woman sues after Facebook romance turns ugly

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Woman sues man she met on Facebook for heartbreak
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(CBS) - If I got $8,000 for every man who broke my heart, I'd have enough to buy a house in the suburbs. But heck, I'd actually never go as far as to sue any of them! I have pride and all.

But apparently, Cheryl Gray, a 50-year-old woman from Michigan, doesn't. She is suing former flame Wylie Iwan, a 35-year-old Applebee's employee from Washington, for "misrepresentation, promissory estoppel, defamation of character, and intentional infliction of emotional distress," reports CNET.

A game of Mafia Wars brought the two together. They started out as friends, but their relationship blossomed into a real-life love affair with the pair spending hours a day online chatting, Gray told the Tri-City Herald. She claims she showered Iwan with gifts and bought tickets to fly out to Seattle to see him.

But their relationship was short-lived and turned ugly after Iwan told Gray he met someone else. The two have had a series of exchanges on Facebook, with each posting "nasty things" about the other, including money Gray thinks she's entitled to for the things she had given Iwan, plus that Seattle trip she never took that cost her $956.88.

Gray is now taking legal action for the emotional distress this Facebook relationship is causing her and asking for $8,386.88 in return.

We'll follow this story to see if the court actually takes these two seriously. Stay tuned.

  • Ysolt Usigan

    Ysolt Usigan is the editor of lifestyle and technology for women at CBSNews.com