Sunday, September 23, 2018
Close  
  • share this

Musician wins suit against ex who sabotaged his scholarship

/ 05:44 PM June 19, 2018

INQUIRER.net stock photo.

NASHVILLE, Tennessee — A woman has been ordered to pay more than $200,000 to her ex-boyfriend for sabotaging his opportunity at a prestigious scholarship because she didn’t want him to leave.

Eric Abramovitz, currently with the Nashville Symphony in Tennessee, is a Canadian clarinetist who in 2013 applied to study at Los Angeles’ Coburn Conservatory of Music. According to the lawsuit filed in Canada’s Ontario Superior Court of Justice, he had been studying the clarinet since he was seven years old and had won many awards.

ADVERTISEMENT

He had hoped to study at the Coburn Conservatory under Yehuda Gilad, an internationally renowned clarinet teacher who only accepts two clarinet students per year. After a live audition, the conservatory offered him a full scholarship to study with Gilad.

But when his acceptance email came in, his girlfriend Jennifer Lee intercepted the email and deleted it, the lawsuit said. Lee also used his email address to decline the scholarship offer from Coburn. She also made up a fake email address using Gilad’s name that said while Abramovitz wasn’t accepted at Coburn, he could attend the University of Southern California, but with only a small scholarship. According to the lawsuit, Lee knew that Abramovitz was financially unable to accept the fake offer.

Lee deceived him so that Abramovitz “would not leave Montreal and instead would stay in Montreal and remain in his relationship with her,” the lawsuit said.

In a ruling released last week, the court granted a default judgment against Lee, who neither had an attorney nor defended herself in court. The court noted Abramovitz lost “a unique and prestigious educational opportunity, one that would have advanced his career as a professional clarinetist.”

The instructor, Gilad, also stated in an affidavit that Abramovitz was the victim of “an unthinkable, immoral act that delayed his progress and achievement as an up-and-coming young musician.” MKH

RELATED STORIES:

LOOK: Canadian couple suffers from swollen feet caused by parasites from beach

Uber charges passenger over C$18K for 5-mile ride, later apologizes for error

ADVERTISEMENT
Read Next
Don't miss out on the latest news and information.
View comments

Subscribe to INQUIRER PLUS to get access to The Philippine Daily Inquirer & other 70+ titles, share up to 5 gadgets, listen to the news, download as early as 4am & share articles on social media. Call 896 6000.

TAGS: breakup, Canada, lawsuit, Nashville Symphony, scholarship, Tennessee
For feedback, complaints, or inquiries, contact us.
technology

Self-flying glider ‘learns’ to soar like a bird

September 23, 2018 04:35 PM

newsinfo

Sara Durterte wants to stay as Davao City mayor

September 23, 2018 04:30 PM



© Copyright 1997-2018 INQUIRER.net | All Rights Reserved

We use cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. By continuing, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. To find out more, please click this link.