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Man sues ex-fiancée after she breaks off engagement WHAT DO YOU THINK?

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After his ex-fiancée jilted him before they reached the altar, a Manhattan man made his own vow: I sue

Consulting firm executive Steven Silverstein, 29, filed a lawsuit in Manhattan Supreme Court Tuesday seeking a court ruling to make former fiancée Kendra Platt-Lee pay him back for costs related to their planned wedding and her portion of the rent from two apartments the couple shared over the course of their relationship.

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“I don’t think that I owe him any money at all,’’ Platt-Lee told NBC News from her home in San Diego. “I’m just your normal girl who fell out of love with somebody, and I didn’t feel it was right in my heart. I just didn’t feel I wanted to get married anymore so I broke it off. I just wanted to break up with somebody and move on, and it turned out that he just wants to drag this out.’’

Silverstein and his attorney declined any comment beyond the lawsuit.

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Platt-Lee broke off the engagement over the phone in April, and returned a $32,000 ring given to her by Silverstein on May 10, according to court documents. However, Silverstein is looking to recover his ex's share of the cost of the now-scrapped wedding for 150 guests on Sept. 22 at the Allegria Hotel in Long Beach, N.Y. In addition to the hotel rental, the fees also include a DJ, a wedding photographer, a videographer and furniture rental totaling $25,668.

“I can understand why he’s emotional about it,’’ Platt-Lee said. “We started planning a wedding, and it was really over the top. It was nothing that I wanted, nothing that I could ever afford by myself. If it were up to me I would just want a small little wedding, that’s all. It’s just too much for me.’’

On April, 13, Platt-Lee, who currently lives in San Diego and works in marketing, had left Manhattan for California for what was supposed to be “a one week visit,’’ but never came back. She broke up with Silverstein over the phone 10 days later, according to the court documents.

“I just don’t picture myself in New York,’’ she said. “I’m a California girl.”

Silverstein claims that on April 23, immediately after ending the relationship, Platt-Lee withdrew $54,367.87 from the couple’s joint account. Silverstein maintains that $19,269.90 of that money is his, and he wants it back.

“I’m definitely not a gold-digger,’’ she said. “I’ve worked hard for everything I’ve ever owned. I’m just your average American girl who’s college-educated. I did work at Hooters in college to pay my way through school. I was a flight attendant, and I’ve had some great jobs after that.’’

Silverstein also claims that Platt-Lee owes him $8,433.75 for her half of the rent for the six months they lived together in an Upper East Side apartment during their first engagement in 2009.

After the two broke up in February 2010, they rekindled in May 2011 and got engaged again a month later, according to the lawsuit. Again, Silverstein claims he picked up the tab for their apartment, and now wants $17,235 back for the rent he paid over nine months for the second apartment.

http://today.msnbc.msn.com/id/47540442/ns/today-today_news/#.T74aUNVq2TN

So what do you think, does she owe him the money?

I think she owes him something.  I get she gave the ring back but what I don't understand is why a woman or women think that just bc they break up w/someone they can just leave them to foot the bill for absolultely everything they as a couple already paid for.

So I definitely think she owes him something.

by on May. 24, 2012 at 1:42 PM
Replies (61-66):
JanuaryBaby06
by on May. 24, 2012 at 5:30 PM

she should not have to pay him back fro her half of the rent if she did not agree to that from the get go but as far as the wedding i think that she shoiuld be paying for aleast half of whatever he couldnt get back, if not more then half.... like really, she dumped him over the phone, i say make her pay for all the cancelation fes sinces shes the on who canceled it.

Scarlette12
by on May. 24, 2012 at 5:39 PM

Here's my thought

If a man breaks the wedding off the girl should keep the ring because of the heart ache... Now if a girl breaks the wedding off she should give the ring back.. That's how I see it..


Everything else, I am disappoint how she handle this.. She broke it off over the phone! That's wrong and she should of done it face to face not over a damn phone. Clearing out his bank account ( almost clearing it out) is little interesting, they need to see into their bank account recorder of how much money was put in by her and how much he put in.. She had put less, she needs to give back the some that belongs to him. If she is on the lease of their home, she should cough up the money part of the rent. She really does sound like a gold digger to me from how money  from the cost of the wedding and the ring, that sounds horrible...


CABZS
by Ruby Member on May. 24, 2012 at 9:45 PM
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Yeah I'm trying to figure out how she doesn't sound like a gold digger.

She says she just wanted to break up and part ways & he wants to drag it out.  Well yeah I would drag it out as well if someone was ripping me off like she's ripping him off.

Quoting Scarlette12:

Here's my thought

If a man breaks the wedding off the girl should keep the ring because of the heart ache... Now if a girl breaks the wedding off she should give the ring back.. That's how I see it..

 

Everything else, I am disappoint how she handle this.. She broke it off over the phone! That's wrong and she should of done it face to face not over a damn phone. Clearing out his bank account ( almost clearing it out) is little interesting, they need to see into their bank account recorder of how much money was put in by her and how much he put in.. She had put less, she needs to give back the some that belongs to him. If she is on the lease of their home, she should cough up the money part of the rent. She really does sound like a gold digger to me from how money  from the cost of the wedding and the ring, that sounds horrible...

 


michelleinfl
by on May. 24, 2012 at 9:52 PM

She should pay 1/2 of the wedding expenses that are not refunded. He will likely not be awarded any back rent unless they had an agreement that she would pay rent. She should also have to give him 1/2 of the money from the joint account. 

Though, breaking an engagement via a telephone call is tacky, thoughtless, and really just plain ol' sh*tty!





FooLynRoo
by on May. 24, 2012 at 9:54 PM

She gave back the ring and should bear half the cost of the money spent on wedding preparations.

No brainer.

Oh and of COURSE half of what she withdrew from the joint account.

Not the rent though - 


CABZS
by Ruby Member on May. 24, 2012 at 10:14 PM

What if she is on the lease though?

Chances are if she is on the lease she will be required to pay 1/2 of the rent owed. 

Quoting FooLynRoo:

She gave back the ring and should bear half the cost of the money spent on wedding preparations.

No brainer.

Oh and of COURSE half of what she withdrew from the joint account.

Not the rent though - 

 


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