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The Aunt Who Sued Her Nephew Isn’t a Heartless Hell-Beast after All

The Aunt Who Sued Her Nephew Isn’t a Heartless Hell-Beast after All: Via Facebook.

Via Facebook.

I’ve got some bad news for the UConn “mac and cheese” kid. It seems the “Auntie Christ,” the Internet’s latest pariah, is off the hook, which means he’s back on.

Earlier this week, social media users went ape about Jennifer Connell, a woman who sued her own nephew for breaking her wrist during an excessive hug. But as with most matters of online outrage, the Internet (myself included) didn’t have the full story, and Connell’s lawsuit was just a formality in order to get the boy’s family’s insurance to cover her medical bills.

“It sounded terrible to me from the very beginning,” Connell said this morning on Today, appearing alongside her nephew. “This was simply a case of formality with an insurance claim. I said at the start of this, ‘I don’t understand why. I don’t want to sue Sean.’”

“She would never do anything to hurt the family or myself,” said Sean Tarala, the 12-year-old nephew who was sued. “She loves us.”

Well, now I feel bad about comparing her to Cruella de Vil. But not as bad as this guy probably feels.

Damn, Internet. You scary.

At any rate, everyone, say you’re sorry.

Sorry.

(Sources: E!, NewYorkPersonalInjuryAttorneyBlog)

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