A Texas man is suing a woman he went on a date with for the price of a movie ticket after he says she texted through the film and left him at the theater.

ROUND ROCK, Texas — A Texas man is suing a woman he went on a date with for the price of a movie ticket after he says she texted through the film and left him at the theater.

 

Brandon Vezmar filed the claim for $17.31 last week. The 37-year-old tells the Austin American-Statesman he met the woman online and they went to see "Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2" on May 6. He says the 35-year-old woman refused to stop texting. Vezmar says he suggested she step outside to text. The woman then left the theater and never returned.

 

The woman tells the newspaper Vezmar asked her later for the cost of the ticket, but she refused because "he took me out on a date."

 

The movie's director, James Gunn, even jokingly weighed in on the lawsuit.

 


Why stop at suing? She deserves jail time! https://t.co/c41MWGz74M


— James Gunn (@JamesGunn) May 16, 2017



 

According to Vezmar's Twitter account, which was created when the story began to go viral, the woman said she was texting because her best friend needed her "right away."

 


Flaky plaintiff has now put out statement saying I made her feel unsafe during movie. Sure. Here’s us texting. You judge. pic.twitter.com/41sdQNPEL9


— Brandon Vezmar (@BrandonVezmar) May 17, 2017