How much can a person sue for emotional distress in Colorado? This person was in a abusive (physically and emotionally) relationship for almost a year. The ex-boyfriend said he would sell her a car and would sign the car over to her when it was paid. Every time the ex-boyfriend became agry he would kick her out of his house and tell her to leave the car immediately because he would report it stolen. The ex-boyfriend would threaten her life, her kids and anyone else she was close too. Now that she left him for good he wants her liable for the remainer of the car payments.