The divorced guy who suffered public ridicule for suing his wedding photographer and insisting that photographer shoot a re-enactment of his 2003 wedding has spoken out in his own defense.
In reporting on the case, PDN Pulse suggested it was time for the ex-groom move on. But it seems his motive for suing is to hold a business to a pledge, not hold onto his broken marriage, according to a new AP report.
“It was their [the photographer’s] failure to deliver after a promise and a handshake” agreement to retouch the photos, according to a statement he provided to The Associated Press, the wire service reports. “How could a business treat a customer this way?”
The ex-groom is Todd Remis of New York, who sued H&H Photographers in 2009 to re-create his wedding photos. H&H photographed his wedding in 2003. He and his ex-wife began divorce proceedings in 2008, and the divorce was final in 2010. Remis has lost contact with his ex-wife, Milena Grzibovska, and has said during court proceedings that he believes she moved back to Latvia, where she was from.
During a deposition he stated, “I need to have the wedding recreated exactly as it was so that the remaining 15 percent of the wedding that was not shot can be shot…so we would need to recreate everything to complete that.”
The New York Times reported Remis’s lawsuit and testimony in November. Remis was branded “Groomzilla” by the tabloids and became the butt of jokes and ridicule on the Web and television. He has declined to be interviewed by the media, including AP.