A college professor is suing her ex-husband, who is 11 years younger, alleging he convinced her to marry him in 2016 by saying he wanted a family, then never consummated the marriage and stole money from her bank account.
Shasha Zheng’s Los Angeles Superior Court lawsuit against Xiuyuan “Tony” Hu alleges fraud, theft, unjust enrichment, libel and intentional infliction of emotional distress. She seeks unspecified damages in the suit brought Monday.
A representative for Hu could not be immediately reached for comment.
Zheng, of Riverside, holds a doctoral degree in human molecular nutrition and is an assistant professor of nutrition at California Baptist University in Riverside, according to her court papers. She says she met Hu in 2015, when she was 34 years old and he was 23 and enrolled in law school at UC Berkeley.
They began an “intense courtship” in which the defendant repeatedly said he loved her, wanted to spend the rest of life with her and raise a family with her, according to her lawsuit.
Although concerned about their age difference, Zheng “finally succumbed” to Hu’s “persistent wooing” and the two married in April 2016, the suit says.
Hu did not allow his relatives to meet Zheng before the wedding. After the ceremony, Hu’s mother told Zheng she should not get pregnant until after her son finished law school, the suit states.
Hu and Zheng never lived together after they wed because he told her he needed to stay and take care of his mother in Monterey Park, according to the lawsuit.
Despite his premarital claims of wanting to have a family, Hu told Zheng he had “an inability to have normal marital relationships” and used various justifications to “avoid physically consummating the marriage,” the plaintiff alleges.
The couple discussed getting a divorce in July 2017 and a judgment ending the marriage was entered a month later. But during the two days after they separated, Hu withdrew about $13,315 from a bank account the two had agreed was Zheng’s separate property and he refused her demands to return the money, the suit alleges.
Zheng also maintains Hu defamed her by sending an email in August 2018 to the CBU administration accusing her of hacking into his email and providing the Chinese government with information that was “nothing short of espionage.” Hu’s email alleged her aim was to harass his relatives in that country and prevent him from returning there, according to the plaintiff’s court papers.
Hu also falsely alleged Zheng was not really a Christian, even though she was a practicing Christian at a Christian university, the suit states.
Hu sent another defamatory email the same day to a dean at UC Berkeley, also falsely claiming that Zheng had given information about him to the Chinese government, according to her suit.
如果骗婚，目的是？总不会为了一万多刀吧？也没看见身份相关的事情Ruth 发表于 2020-08-06 12:57
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