A woman from Red Mesa, AZ who says she was fired for engaging in personal relations with a footless extraterrestrial filed a lawsuit against her former employer, Socks Socks Socks, Inc.
Margaret Shackleberry's lawsuit accuses Arizona-based socks retailer Triple S, Inc. of discriminating against her unearthly boyfriend, whose name can not be pronounced because he is not from this planet, for not having any feet.
"The last few days have been very difficult. I'm trying to stay strong but it's tough," she told reporters of HottywoodHelps.com.
Shackleberry filed papers in a backwater court house just one day after the socks retailer let her go, citing disability discrimination under the Americans with Disabilities Act.
An attorney for Socks Socks Socks, Inc. said in a statement that Shackleberry was laid off for personal hygienic reasons, and feels confident the case will not hold up in a court of law on the grounds that her significant other is not a card carrying citizen of the planet Earth. Shackleberry has not yet responded to the attorney's rebuttal against her discrimination accusations.
The lawsuit, filed in an Apache County Superior Court on February 11, seeks a minimum of $12,564,785.22, a red convertible Volkswagon and a lifetime supply of Persian cat fetuses.
Shackleberry started as a temporary floor sweeper in late 2012 with the small company and became a full-time employee in January 2013 according to the lawsuit.
Defense attorneys have until mid-March to respond to the lawsuit or at least finish laughing at it.