Sore loser indeed to have to resort to this pathetic excuse! What the hell century are we in?
A rival of Melissa Mark-Viverito filed a million-dollar lawsuit against the front-runner for City Council speaker — claiming she put a Caribbean hex on her while the two were running for the same council seat, in the form of a black-magic mural on her building.
Gwen Goodwin, 52, who spectacularly lost the Democratic primary to Mark-Viverito in September, says her nemesis targeted her East 100th Street building as the canvas for a five-story image of a bodiless rooster atop wooden poles.
“According to neighbors of Puerto Rican and other backgrounds, in the Caribbean culture, this constituted a curse and a death threat, as a swastika or a noose would symbolize typically to many Jews or African-Americans,” Goodwin alleges in a Manhattan Supreme Court suit she filed Friday.
Goodwin said she endured “emotional distress” from the alleged spell that distracted her from running a winning campaign.
“This intimated me and caused me fear. I’m a Christian. I don’t believe outside my religion, but strange things were happening,” Goodwin claimed.
She said that she suddenly got a blood clot in her foot and that a close friend began “acting crazy” right after the mural went up.
Mark-Viverito was part of an urban-art campaign to celebrate Latino culture through murals. Goodwin claimed this was a deliberate evil directed towards her. Honestly, be VERY glad she lost. Why would you someone of this worldview running a city? It might not be too hard to figure out why she really did lose. It’s a very pretty mural. Not a pretty accusation.
Tip: Mark Riegel