A US man is suing a psychic who said she could remove a curse on his marriage put there by a witch hired by his ex-girlfriend.
Mauro Restrepo claims the clairvoyant had promised he would be happy again if he paid her $5,100 to exorcise the spell.
But after forking over a hefty down payment, the Los Angeles man saw no improvement in his fortunes, court papers say.
Now he is suing the soothsayer for fraud, and seeking $25,000 in damages.
Restrepo says he sought out Sophia Adams, who bills herself as a "Psychic Love Specialist," to help improve his lot during a period of discontent.
"This bad luck was, according to (Adams), placed on (Restrepo) by a witch hired by his ex-girlfriend," the suit filed in a Los Angeles court says.
Unless the curse was removed, the misfortune would ruin Restrepo, his children and his marriage, Adams allegedly told him.
But despite receiving an initial $1,000, Adams "did not in any way help (Restrepo's) marriage".
The suit, which also names Adams' husband, daughter and landlords, says Restrepo suffered sleepless nights, anxiety and anguish as a result of the non-removal of the curse.