Good way to treat an abusive stalker: sue him

Sounds like an awful situation handled very bravely and very well:

An attorney at a Manhattan white-shoe law firm terrorized his beautiful ex-girlfriend — even threatening her with a knife — after she dumped him, according to a lawsuit filed Wednesday.

Angela Kovalesky, of Brooklyn, says Samir Tabar, 41, hounded her since their breakup last year, harassing her and sending abusive texts, the $1.2 million lawsuit in Manhattan Supreme Court says.

“There are some people in this world you just do your best not to cross,” he allegedly told her in one text message.

Yes, she got an order of protection, he plead guilty to disorderly conduct and now she’s suing him. Sounds like the right moves.  (I can hear voices whispering, “But he looks like such a nice guy!” I don’t think so. What do you think?)

UPDATE as of Sunday, Feb 9: I picked up the same story on the Above the Law blog:Biglaw Associate Accused In ‘Three-Year Reign Of Terror’ Against Ex-Girlfriend « Above the Law: A Legal Web Site – News, Commentary, and Opinions on Law Firms, Lawyers, Law Schools, Law Suits, Judges and Courts + Career Resources.

I like the way Above the Law began their version of this story:

 If you work for a white-shoe firm, don’t let your messy personal life make scuff marks on your fancy footwear. For example, if you were to decide to stalk your ex-girlfriend, then you’d need to keep it on the down low. You can’t just toss a dog tracker into her purse, take creepy pictures of her while she sleeps, get sued for $4 million, and expect the resulting lawsuit to get ignored by the tabloids.

These are just some of the allegations lodged against an Ivy League associate who hails from a successful Am Law 100 firm. You’ve got to see the rest of his ex-girlfriend’s claims to believe them….

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