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The Nephew of the ‘Worst Aunt Ever’ Reveals What the Media Forgot to Mention

The Nephew of the ‘Worst Aunt Ever’ Reveals What the Media Forgot to Mention

By Victoria Taft for IJReview

By now you may have heard the story. Jennifer Connell greeted her nephew at his 8th birthday party, and he responded by running and jumping into her arms, knocking them both over.

Connell broke her wrist trying to catch their fall and has undergone two operations and faces a third.

The narrative went something like, ‘The demon aunt sued her nephew in a fit of hateful rage.’

Speculation centered on how Connell would be excommunicated from family gatherings and how awkward Thanksgiving was going to be this year.

But here’s the other part of the story.

As Connell explained on “The Today Show,” she was required to name an individual defendant involved in the lawsuit against the insurance company, which refused to pay her $127,000 medical bills:

“I’m no legal expert but as I understand it, in Connecticut, it’s not possible to name an insurance company in a suit of a homeowners insurance case. An individual has to be named, and in this case, because Sean and I had this fall together, I was informed that Sean had to be named. I was never comfortable with that.”

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