I am a freelance graphic designer working part time
We didn’t have a signed contract for any work (my mistake- I only work through friends and family referrals part time).
I was making a new website for him in a sub domain from a template under his current site (still fully up and running) for a new business he is trying to launch, as well as a flyer for another one of his businesses. The flyer was sent to him complete and the website is complete except for a few things that I’ve repeatedly explained are solely up to him to do (testing and going over it etc) it is just not “live” yet
I told him I did not want to do any work for him anymore due to his volitile nature and unprofessionalism, as well a bullying nature - and because he has a tendency to fly off the handle and blame me for his poor business decisions.
I have told him I’m not charging him for anything I have done in order to remove myself from this toxic working situation, including the remaining balance left on the website and the entire flyer design.
He now is threatening to sue me for potential earnings lost this upcoming year on his end because I have chosen to not work with him anymore. Is this possible? He doesn’t get that I, as a freelance designer, am not being paid to run his business nor am responsible for his companies future sales. I have a long email paper trail of all the issues and believe he is just angry. But he's psychotic. He’s threatening to go to a lawyer and sue me for the money he could have made from my work (even though I’ve handed it all over to him).
The amount I’m being paid from him is not worth the headache and constant confusion. Please let me know your thoughts