Girlfriend Scams and Ruins Her Boyfriend's Hopes and Dreams
With a girlfriend like Jennifer Lee, who needs enemies? While girlfriends are supposed to love and support their men, Jennifer Lee actually prevented her then boyfriend from going to the music school of his choice on a scholarship.
In 2014, Lee deleted the acceptance letter that Eric Abramovitz received from Colburn Conservatory of Music in Los Angeles for a two-year full scholarship program. She then created a fake account to send Abramovitz a “rejection letter.”
The scholarship would have been worth $50,000 a year!
Abramovitz, then a sophomore at McGill University, was devastated. He knew he had talent. He had studied with some of the best teachers in Canada from the age of seven. He baged first prize at the Canadian Music Competition six times and was a featured soloist with the Montreal Symphony Orchestra and the Orchestre symphonique de Québec.
Abramovitz would have studied under Yehuda Gilad, a professor of clarinet at the Colburn School of Music and the University of Southern California Thornton School of Music.
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In 2016, Abramovitz auditioned for a graduate program at USC and he finally met face to face with Gilad.
Each one thought the other rejected him and Abramovitz did some research. He was disheartened to find out what Lee had done so he sued her.
The court ruled that Lee owed Abramovitz over more than $265,000 (350,000 Canadian dollars) for damages including loss of reputation, educational opportunity and two years of potential income. About $37,000 of that final amount was added on by the judge for Lee's "despicable interference" in Abramovitz's career.
“This was despicable conduct by Ms. Lee,” said Justice David Corbett in his judgment.
There’s a moral lesson here somewhere and it’s probably that even a serious setback like this is something you can overcome.
Abramovitz is with the Nashville Symphony Orchestra and was recently appointed the associate principal clarinetist of the Toronto Symphony Orchestra.
As they say, life goes on.