Jilted for $100k

The story starts here....

In case you you've not heard of this case before, here's the short version: Four days before the wedding the groom bails out, jilting our poor innocent young lady and leaving her with a bill for $100,000! As this happened in Chicago, he's liable under the law (Not that WUvians care a hoot about that.)

I 've tried, but failed, to find a complete list of expenditures but here's a partial list that should shed some light on the bride's state of mind:
$30,000 for the banquet hall
$11,000 for the flowers & lighting
$7,500 for the photographer (I never made that kind of money!)
$5,000 for the gown and accessories
$600 for the shoes

Just how weird is it that a wedding of Joe Sixpack and Jane Slymfast should cost 6 figures? How much did he know about the arrangements? Hollywood would have us believe that the groom is just a necessary evil at a wedding and should really keep his opinions to himself. So, should he be liable? How about giving him a "two thumbs up" for having enough sense to get the hell out of Dodge in time?

OK WUvians, which side of this weird situation do you fall on?

Video Clip from Fox News on the story

Pink Monkey
     Posted By: Expat47 - Fri Dec 17, 2010

hell hath no fury like a woman lawyer scorned. I don't know what he does for a living, but i am reasonably sure she was planning the wedding she could afford. emotional distress is mentioned, she's pissed and she's gonna make him pay. not to say he doesn't deserve it, he very well may, but i doubt it is about the money to her. btw good points all fbs.
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 12/17/10 at 08:11 AM
I he pays does he get the ring back ??? ❓
Posted by ANON in Nowhere on 12/17/10 at 08:44 AM
really good point bd.
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 12/17/10 at 09:06 AM
not nice. :lol: here the ring is a gift and remains hers IF given as a gift, such as at christmas or a birthday ect. otherwise it is given in expectation of the marriage and must be returned if the wedding does not take place.
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 12/17/10 at 10:23 AM
It'd be interesting to see when he bailed in relation to when he found out the price tag for the wedding. Was this merely an extravagant wedding, or was it more of a message about the manner in which she expects to be treated?
Maybe the Running Man could bargain the price tag down a bit by discussing strategy with Melissa Conley and Brian Orefice (http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/ct-met-wedding-trouble-20101127,0,1563647.story?obref=obinsite) - both wedding dresses (both hers, I hasten to add) went up in smoke, but she got replacements.
Posted by TheCannyScot in Atlanta, GA on 12/17/10 at 05:58 PM
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