A man has filed a lawsuit against Palos Verdes Estates, a psychic for fraud, alleging that the businessman falsely promised him that he would pay $5,100 to remove a curse imposed by the plaintiff’s ex-girlfriend. If so, she can help him in his marriage.
Mauro Restrepo’s Torrance Superior Court trial names defendant psychic Sophia Adams, who could not immediately be reached for comment, and her occupation, psychic love specialist by Sofia, as well as several others linked to Adams or the business.
Other charges in the lawsuit filed last week include both willful and negligent act of negligence, civil conspiracy and emotional distress. Restrepo seeks at least $25,000 in compensatory damages, plus punitive damages.
Adams runs his business out of a leased Palos Verdes Estates house and provides “spontaneous and psychic readings, spiritual counseling and guidance, emotional healing” and other services, the suit says.
The lawsuit says, Restrepo searched psychology on Google on September 17th and found Adams’ website, which says he is a “PhD life coach.”
“This gave the plaintiff more confidence that he was speaking with a professional who could help him,” the suit says.
The suit states that Restrepo contacted Adams and the two exchanged text messages before asking him to come over for his session at his business. When he arrived, he read her tarot cards and told her he had “mala surte,” or “bad luck,” the suit says.
“This misfortune was, according to[Adams]placed upon[Restrepo]by a witch hired by his ex-girlfriend,” the suit says.
Adams told Restrepo that unless Adams lifted the curse, Restrepo and his family would be “grieved and in danger,” the suit says.
Adams said that misfortune would ruin Restrepo, her children, and her marriage and demanded $5,100 to remove the curse. Restrepo gave Adams a $1,000 down payment, the suit says.
But, the suit says, it didn’t help.
The suit states that Restrepo has had sleepless nights, anxiety and anguish.