In a story of a love grown cold, a rejected groom says it’s time for his ex-fiance to pay up.
Upper East Side business executive Steven Silverstein filed a lawsuit against former flame Kendra Platt-Lee, claiming she owes him about $50,000 after she called off their wedding twice, the most recent time just months before she was set to walk down the aisle, according to the New York Post.
The couple met while Platt-Lee was working as a flight attendant in 2008 and were engaged a year later. She moved into Silverstein’s $2,595-a-month East 86th Street apartment, which he claimed was paid for by him. That engagement was called off 2010 and the couple went their separate ways.
When they rekindled the flame and reunited more than a later, they moved into a more expensive apartment at $3,945 a month, which Silverstein said he also paid entirely on his own. The two made plans to wed at the Allegria Hote in Long Beach, Long Island this coming September 22 and Silverstein said in his suit that he shelled out money for down payments on the venue, the band, the DJ, the photographer and a videographer.
Things took a turn for the worse when Pratt-Lee when to California for a “one-week visit” in April and called Silverstein after ten days to cancel the wedding and end the relationship. Silverstein claims that she withdrew $54,367.87 from their joint bank account that same day, even though $19,269 of that money belonged to him.
Pratt-Lee did give back the $32,000 engagement ring given to her by Silverstein, but he is asking for much more — Silverstein is suing his former fiance for the $19,269 from the bank account, $28,000 in rent, and half of the $27,000 in wedding down payments.
But it doesn’t end there — Pratt-Lee is filing a counter-suit against Silverstein claiming that he hasn’t returned some of her possessions, including her make up. Her lawyer said she “generally denies” Silverstein’s allegations.