Jilted Bride Sues Cheating Ex-Fiancé For Cost Of Canceled Wedding

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Jilted Bride Sues Cheating Ex-Fiancé For Cost Of Canceled Wedding

Can we just say this? What happens in Vegas does not stay there. Just ask almost-groom Robert Leighton, who definitely found out the hard way.

Apparently, in 2011, a Chicago lawyer went a bit too far at his bachelor party and was hit with a lawsuit courtesy of his former bride-to-be. She discovered his Sin-City hook-up, and he discovered that poor decisions always crawl back home with you.

Allegedly, Leighton's now ex-fiancé, Lauren Serafin (who is also a lawyer), found text messages sent to her future-husband that indicated "something happened" while he was in Vegas. 

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Sarafin pressed him for answers. First, Leighton denied any misbehavior.

Then he changed his story, admitting he may have "made out" with someone.

Finally, he confessed he "hooked up" with a woman in Sin City and told Sarafin he would no longer marry her. An ouch, yes. But it looks like Sarafin is in the business of getting even.

Since the split, she claims she's been humiliated and depressed, and now she's seeking $62,814 to cover all the costs of the canceled wedding.

Sarafin wants every last wedding-related dime back, right out of Leighton's pocket.

Some of the items she's seeking reimbursement for? The wedding dress, the honeymoon, the invitations, the deposit on a banquet hall and even catering services from the Ritz Carlton. 

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Sarafin's allegations against Leighton read: "breach of promise to marry and intentional infliction of emotional distress."

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Needless to say, it will be interesting to see which of these lawyers comes out victorious in court.

It's a messy situation, but there's a lesson here: There is no get-out-of-jail-free card for a wild weekend, friends. So, basically, don't do anything in Sin City you wouldn't want people in your hometown to know about... especially your S.O.

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Jenna Birch is a freelance writer whose work has been featured in publications like Girls' Life Magazine, MSN Glo, The Grindstone, AND Magazine, Front Row View, and Wetpaint.com.

Editor's Note: This article was originally posted on March 8, 2011 and was updated with the latest information.