Runaway Bride Sues Former Fiance
LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. (Oct. 10) – Jennifer Wilbanks, who became known as the “runaway bride” after taking off just days before her lavish wedding in 2005, is suing her former fiance for $500,000.
Wilbanks and John Mason broke up for good in May, about a year after her excursion to Las Vegas and New Mexico made international headlines while hundreds of friends and family members searched for her back home in suburban Atlanta.
|Mason has until Oct. 22 to respond to the lawsuit, filed last month in Gwinnett County’s Superior Court. The suit, Wilbanks vs. JCM Consulting et al, was filed Sept. 13, according to court records. In it, Wilbanks seeks $250,000 as her share of a home Mason purchased through the partnership with proceeds from $500,000 received for selling their story to an agent, plus $250,000 in punitive damages for allegedly abusing the power of attorney she granted for him to handle their financial affairs, according to Atlanta television station WAGA, which reported on the lawsuit Monday night.|
She also seeks the return of personal property she claims he has kept.
Wilbanks disappeared four days before her April 30, 2005, wedding. Hundreds of police and volunteers searched for her for three days before she called Mason from Albuquerque, N.M., claiming to have been abducted and sexually assaulted.
She later recanted, saying she fled because of unspecified personal issues, and pleaded no contest to telling police a phony story.
She was sentenced to two years’ probation and performed community service that included mowing the lawns of public buildings.
Only thing I can say is, HOMEGURL IS CRAZY AS HELL! Just look at her eyes man, she has the crazy eyes. That was ole dudes warning right there he should have runaway, now he is going to be in court tied to this woman for a while I gurantee you this is not the last we have heard of these two.