Love me, leave me, pay me.
July 25, 2008 8:23 AM Subscribe
posted by ericb (72 comments total)
A jury in Georgia this week awarded
a woman $150,000 after she sued her fiancé for breaking off their engagement three days before the wedding....Adding insult to injury, the groom-to-be, Wayne Gibbs, informed his intended, RoseMary Shell, of his decision by leaving her a note in the bathroom." Shell sued for breach of contract
..."[She] said she has suffered emotionally since their breakup." "Gibbs testified that he paid $30,000 of Shell's debt
while they were engaged" and "argues he got cold feet after he found out Shell hid [other] debts from him." [video
| 0:50] She refutes Gibbs's claim that she was swimming in debt. [video
"'He asked me to marry him. He gave me a ring and I gave up my life and my career. He told me he would pay my bills, that we would be married by the holidays and we would live happily ever after. I believed him.'
Shell's lawyer Lydia Sartain successfully argued before a jury that Gibbs owed Shell what she'd lost in salary plus pain and suffering.
'He callously allowed her to quit her job, move into his house where she had no income and then after a couple of months he just put her out on the streets and said "You know, you're on your own",' said Sartain." *