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18 Aug 2017

Nigerian bride sues airline for $3.4m for staining her wedding gown

A Boston-based Nigerian woman has filed a lawsuit demanding $3.4million plus interest, costs and attorney's fees after alleging that an American Airlines flight attendant destroyed her wedding dress as she was travelling to her ceremony.
Yewande Oteh claims she 'suffered severe diarrhea, dehydration and depressive symptoms' after a flight attendant went into an overhead bin and dumped red wine on her wedding dress in court papers filed by her mother in New Jersey.

She also claims that she remained 'physically and emotionally ill over the next week' and was unable to enjoy her Jamaican wedding, which took place back in August 2015.

The lawsuit is asking that Yewande, her lawyer husband Chidi, their then-nine-month-old son, her mother and attorney Yvette Sterling and her sister Dr. Kemi Fajolu each be compensated for the 'sustained and continued emotional and physical distress.'

American Airlines told DailyMail.com in a statement: 'We are reviewing the lawsuit.' Despite all this, in a wedding photo posted from the day she can be seen smiling in her white dress while holding a flower.

The lawsuit is asking for $850,000 for each of the four counts: Negligence, Intentional Infliction of Emotional Distress, Negligent Infliction of Emotional Distress and Negligent Hiriing and Negligent Retention.

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