She’s baaack … File this one under the category of “Only in America”. Or better stated, where there’s a lawyer there’s a lawsuit waiting to happen. Jennifer Wilbanks, the infamous runaway bride, who lead police and officials on a wild goose chase in April of 2005 searching for her only to find out she purposely disappearance is suing her ex-fiance. So in a bizarre twist of fate, the would be bride who ran off from the wedding is accusing her ex-fiance of running off with the money. Truth is stranger than fiction, you just can’t make this stuff up.
Lawsuit filed in Gwinnett County Superior Court
Wilbanks, who became known internationally as the “runaway bride,” alleges in a lawsuit filed in Gwinnett County that while she was hospitalized and under medication after returning to Atlanta, fiancÃƒ © John Mason obtained a power of attorney, which allowed him to handle Wilbanks’ finances.
She claims he unilaterally made a deal with Regan Media for $500,000 in June or July 2005 for the couple to tell their unusual story and used the money to buy a house on Hamilton Mill Parkway in Duluth.
In the lawsuit, filed Sept. 13, Wilbanks seeks her share of the money and the return of several household items, including a washer and dryer, a lamp and two red chairs.
“Mason’s conduct has been in bad faith, he has been stubbornly litigous, or has caused Wilbanks unnecessary trouble and expense,” the lawsuit says. (Atlanta Journal Constitution)