Normally I create all the ramblings in the posts here from scratch, but today I’m going to ramble about something that is happening in the news, just because it’s so random. Victoria Osteen, the wife of famous pastor / televangelist Joel Osteen, is being sued by a flight attendant. Some people are always looking to make money off the rich and famous, and this is no exception. But why I’m writing about it is that this case is crazy.
First off, this happened almost three years ago. So why would it just now be filed? Second, the charges are ludicrous:
According to court documents, Brown claims that she suffers from anxiety and hemorrhoids because of the incident and said her faith was affected. She is also suing Osteen for medical expenses for counseling.
So this flight attendant got bumped while cleaning up a mess on the seat and all that happened. Whatever. But it gets even crazier — the woman is asking for 10% of Victoria Osteen’s net worth, which is probably in the millions. How can she ask for a percentage? Even if you could put a value on her emotional distress and hemorrhoids, it’s nowhere near millions of dollars. And if her faith was damaged because some famous preacher’s wife accidentally bumped her, then she didn’t have much faith to start with. And why would she need counseling?!?
Oh, wait, I just figured it out! If she thinks that someone bumping her in the chest causes hemorrhoids and affects her faith and makes her anxious, then she needs counseling. The problem is, it’s not Victoria Osteen’s fault that this other woman is a fruitcake. So, case dismissed! (I should be a judge. Although I would’ve already dismissed this joke of a lawsuit before it even got approved to go to court.)