Musician wins suit against ex who sabotaged his scholarship

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — 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. But when his acceptance email came in, his girlfriend Jennifer Lee intercepted the email and deleted it, according a lawsuit filed in Canada’s Ontario Superior Court of Justice.

The lawsuit says Lee accessed Abramovitz’s email account to decline the scholarship offer. She also sent him a faked rejection letter from the school.

In a ruling released last week, the court granted a default judgment against Lee, who neither had an attorney nor defended herself in court.


This story has been updated to correct the spelling of Abramovitz.

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