Woman sues country club for $30,000 after waiter spills wine on her bag
A New Jersey woman is suing a country club for $30,000 after a waiter allegedly spilt wine on her expensive pink handbag, the New York Post reports.
Maryana Beyder is claiming as part of the lawsuit obtained by northjersey.com that back in September of 2017, a waiter at the Alpine Country Club in Demarest spilt red wine on her purse, staining it as a result.
"Whoever the waiter was proceeded to pour red wine and didn't stop," said Alexandra Errico, Beyder's attorney. "Poured it all over her. Poured it all over her husband. And poured it all over a very expensive Hermès bag."
Beyder also contends, according to Errico, that she had tried to resolve the issue with the country club, but the club continued to procrastinate and ultimately stopped being responsive.
One waitress lost her job at Outback Steakhouse after she complained in a social media post about not getting a tip:
Errico also states the insurance company failed to cooperate with the country club patron, and could not comprehend how a bag could cost so much.
"They kind of discriminated against her that she actually owned that type of bag," she added. "It’s sort of like a rich person problem."
In the lawsuit, Beyder claimed that the otherwise lavish country club was "negligent" in hiring the clumsy waiter, who reportedly also spilt wine on her husband.
Hermès bags typically cost tens of thousands of dollars. According to the New York Post, in fact, in 2017, one even sold for an eye-watering sum of $377,000, which went on to break a record for the world’s most expensive purse at a Hong Kong auction.