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Twice-Jilted Would-Be Groom Sues Former Fiancee for Wedding Deposits, Her Share of the Rent


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A twice-jilted New York man is suing his ex-financée for her share of the deposits he put down on their ill-fated wedding and for her half of the rent on the apartment they shared prior to their breakup.

In the suit, filed recently in Manhattan Supreme Court, the New York Post reports, Steven Silverstein says the deposits and the rent were “gifts” he gave to ex-financée Kendra Platt-Lee in “contemplation of their impending marriage.”

Since Platt-Lee broke it off—twice in two years—Silverstein says, she should have to pay him back for $19,000 she withdrew from their joint bank account after the latest breakup, $28,000 in rent, and half of the $27,000 in nonrefundable deposits he paid on their now-nixed nuptials.

Silverstein declined to comment, and his lawyer couldn’t be reached for comment.

A lawyer for Platt-Lee, who now works in marketing in San Diego, says her client “generally denies” the allegations and plans to countersue, since Silverstein failed to return some of her possessions, including her makeup.

The lawyer also said that Platt-Lee believed she had resolved her dispute with Silverstein earlier this month when she returned the $32,000 engagement ring he had given her.

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