Man sues ex-fiancee for wedding deposits

May 23, 2012 at 8:13 PM
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NEW YORK, May 23 (UPI) -- A New York man has sued his ex-fiancee -- who twice broke off their engagement -- for nearly $50,000 in rent and wedding deposits he said she owes him.

Steven Silverstein filed the suit Tuesday in Manhattan Supreme Court. He said even though Kendra Platt-Lee returned a $32,000 engagement ring, she still owes him, including half of the $54,367.87 she withdrew from their joint bank account, the New York Daily News reported Wednesday.

Silverstein alleges in the suit he paid half of the rent on the couple's $3,945-a-month East Side apartment, as well as all of the $27,000 in non-refundable deposits for their planned Sept. 22 wedding, the New York Post reported. The payments he covered were gifts in "contemplation of their impending marriage," the suit said.

"We settled this," Platt-Lee said. "I don't owe him any money."

The couple began dating in March 2008, but Platt-Lee called the engagement off in 2010. The romance was rekindled by June 2011, though Platt-Lee called things off again in April.

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