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Suit by Orgasm Sufferer Thrown Out

April 21, 1996|Associated Press

MILWAUKEE — A 73-year-old woman who claims she began having spontaneous orgasms after an electronic bingo board fell on her won't get her day in court.

Circuit Judge Patrick J. Madden threw out Mary Verdev's lawsuit last week against St. Florian Catholic Church because she repeatedly failed to undergo the psychological exam he ordered.

Verdev said she suffered nearly $90,000 in injuries when a 300-pound board fell off the stage during a bingo night in 1990. She also claimed that she found herself sexually attracted to women and experienced spontaneous orgasms, sometimes in clusters.

James C. Green, a lawyer for the church, characterized Verdev as dishonest and psychologically unbalanced. "It is unexplained in modern medicine how a bump on the head can alter sexual orientation or cause recurring orgasms," Green said in court papers.

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