A student at Canada’s McGill University has won a lawsuit against his ex-girlfriend for tricking him into thinking he didn’t win a full ride scholarship to a prestigious music program.
The Montreal Gazette reports that Eric Abramovitz was accepted into L.A.'s Colburn Conservatory of Music in March 2014, but his girlfriend Jennifer Lee intercepted and deleted his acceptance email.
Lee also sent Abramovitz an email pretending to be clarinet teacher Yehuda Gilad, saying he had not been accepted for the scholarship. Abramovitz discovered the ruse months later, after his relationship with Lee ended, when he auditioned in front of Gilad a second time.
He adds that Lee pulled a similar fake-email stunt involving his successful application to the Juilliard School in New York, causing him to decline it.
In addition to awarding Abramovitz $300,000 in general damages, an Ontario judge ordered Lee to pay $50,000 “for her despicable interference in Mr. Abramovitz’s career.”
"I just can't believe that someone can not have an overwhelming amount of guilt, lying to someone, betraying someone like that." Clarinetist Eric Abramovitz's girlfriend consoled him after crushing his dreams pic.twitter.com/ryuDOTPIdV— AM to DM by BuzzFeed News (@AM2DM) June 15, 2018