MIDTOWN, Manhattan — The bride whose wedding was canceled after an accidental shooting inside the Waldorf Astoria is now suing the hotel.
According to the New York Post, Anna Goldshmidt is prepping a multi-million dollar lawsuit for the costs of the wedding and emotional harm suffered by the newlyweds. The couple’s June 13 wedding came to a halt when one of the guests, Vladimir Gotlibovsky, accidentally discharged his 9 mm Ruger.
The bullet grazed the forehead of one of the guests. Four other people were injured by fragments falling from the ricocheting bullet.
The couple is suing for the full cost of the wedding that had 350 guests. When the wedding was canceled, the food and flowers were thrown away.
High-profile lawyer Benjamin Brafman is representing the couple in the lawsuit.
They are also considering suing Gotlibovsky. Charges against Gotlibovsky have been deferred by the Manhattan District Attorney’s office.