NYC lawyer gets ‘unhinged’ email from ‘entitled undergrad’

    This undergrad seems to think he’s above the law.

    A New York City attorney says she received an “unhinged” email from a male college student in which he slammed her for refusing to take 10 minutes to speak with him about law school admissions.

    Cece Xie took to TikTok to share the shocking message in a video that has been viewed more than 1.6 million times.

    Xie, 30, graduated from Harvard Law School in 2016, and now works at a corporate firm, in addition to creating content for her hundreds of thousands of TikTok and YouTube followers.

    In the TikTok clip, Xie explained that she initially received an email on Nov. 30 from the student, whom she calls “Benjamin,” politely asking her to speak with him.

    “I am currently enrolled at [redacted] for undergrad; I have plenty to say (ask rather), but I was wondering if you’d deign to share 10 minutes with me telephonically to discuss law school admissions (attempting to matriculate into Duke Law) and post-graduate opportunities?” Benjamin asked.

    “I am a big fan of your YouTube, and I can assure you it will not be [obscured] your time.”

    Xie promptly replied to Benjamin, politely thanking him for getting in touch.

    “I unfortunately don’t have time to have one-on-ones with everyone who reaches out to me, but please check out [website] and my TikTok playlists for answers to some common questions I receive about law school and a legal career,” Xie then wrote.

    She added that he could also submit specific questions to her website if they hadn’t been answered on her social media sites.

    Xie, 30, graduated from Harvard Law School in 2016, and now works at a top corporate firm in New York City.
    Courtesy of @cecexie

    Xie was left stunned when Benjamin sent a reply, raging at her for turning down his “telephonic” proposal.

    “I have an extremely hard time believing your ‘following’ is that abundant. You have plenty of time for a 10-minute call,” Benjamin blasted.

    “It costs you nothing, makes you nothing. But it makes sense: You are still young and had to fight hard for the position(s) you occupy currently. You will become more charitable and altruistic as you age and gain material success,” the collegiate Zoomer continued.

    In addition to her legal career, Xie is also a popular content creator, boasting more than 380,000 followers on TikTok.
    In addition to her legal career, Xie is also a popular content creator, boasting more than 380,000 followers on TikTok.
    Courtesy of @cecexie

    “Just remember, there is always time. Go tell Jeff Bezos (or even your senior partner for that matter) that you don’t have time. Lastly, 9/10 of the dolts hitting you up are just time-sucking tire kickers that have no potential. Thanks for your microaggressive civility.”

    Shockingly, Benjamin posted the email from his professional email, with his employer’s name listed below.

    Xie told her TikTok followers she briefly considered emailing the company’s managers to tell them about the incident.

    Xie refrained, but said she would not soon forget the “unhinged” email.

    “Law is a small world, and I’ve gotten questions from friends before, looking to hire my former colleagues or acquaintances. And if I’ve had a bad experience with someone, I’m gonna tell the truth. So, Benjamin, for your sake, I hope our paths never cross again,” she said.

    Xie received thousands of comments beneath the video, with many describing the college student as “entitled.” His identity has not been disclosed.


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