A former bride-to-be from suburban Chicago is suing her ex-fiance after he broke off the engagement just four days before the wedding ceremony she spent nearly $100,000 on. Dominique A. Buttitta, an attorney who works in Hoffman Estates, filed a lawsuit in Cook County Circuit Court Friday claiming that her former boyfriend Vito V. Salerno has refused to pay her back for the tens of thousands of dollars she spent on the ceremony, according to the Chicago Sun-Times.
Horrifying stock photography.
The month before the wedding, the groom allegedly attended a bachelor party at the Pink Monkey, where he engaged in "flirtatious and amorous acts in public," which included lap dances and other contact with strippers, the suit alleges. The suit alleges he never told his fiance about the lewd acts during the bachelor party.
Blah blah blah, personal drama, list of expenses, and the foundation for an emotional distress claim.
The Tribune shared a portion of the letter Buttitta sent to Salerno letting him know about the impending lawsuit:
"It was agreed by you and me that the marriage ceremony was to be performed on October 2, 2010. I was on that date, ready and willing to marry you," Buttitta wrote before adding, "Further, please be advised that I am not still willing to marry you."
She is seeking $95,000 in damages.
Worst break-up letter ever? Yikes.