By Nathan Seres
A couple whose wedding at Manhattan’s famous Waldorf Astoria hotel was cut short when a guest’s gun accidentally went off want their money back.
Benjamin Brafman, a lawyer representing bride Anna Goldshmidt and her husband Elan Stratiyevsky, says they intend to sue or negotiate with the hotel for the costs of the lavish simcha. They are also considering a lawsuit against Vladimir Gotlibovsky, a wedding guest who accidentally fired his gun, grazing a woman in the head. Charges against him have been deferred.
Mr Brafman did not say how much the wedding cost. A Waldorf Astoria New York representative says the reception was cancelled due to safety concerns. The hotel says it made the decision on the “paramount concerns of the safety and security” of the guests and employees.