A TikToker stated her 'villain bridesmaid' walked away with bachelorette get together planning funds – then accused her of bullying for sharing her viral storytime

  • A bride stated her “villain bridesmaid” by no means repaid cash owed, as their bachelorette get together planning went awry.
  • The battle spun right into a small claims swimsuit wherein the plaintiff, one other bridesmaid, prevailed.
  • However now, the TikToker instructed Insider she’s being accused of bullying and harassment for sharing her story on-line.

A TikToker who goes by Hispana Hippie went viral earlier this month with a storytime video about how her bachelorette get together spun right into a small claims swimsuit. She claimed her ex-friend did not repay tons of of {dollars} she owed to a different bridesmaid.

Whereas the so-called “villain bridesmaid,” or what the creator has been calling her, in the end coughed up the cash owed, the viral saga has apparently brought on additional complications. Hispana Hippie instructed Insider this week that her ex-friend was threatening to press harassment and bullying expenses — all as a result of she opted to share the ordeal on social media. 

On April 11, Hispana Hippie, who declined to reveal her identify amid probably ongoing authorized proceedings, shared her three-part TikTok story concerning the ordeal. “Storytime on how my ex-best pal and bridesmaid stole cash from my marriage ceremony get together and ended up with a warrant,” she captioned the primary one, which has garnered 6.3 million views.

“I believed this individual actually cared about me,” the 34-year-old administrative assistant and aspiring content material creator instructed Insider of her ex-friend of 9 years after she and the ordeal went viral. 

In keeping with the then-bride-to-be, the occasions came about final summer season, when the bridesmaid in query provided to entrance the prices of bachelorette get together lodging at an Airbnb in New Hampshire. The opposite bridesmaids had been to pay her again for his or her shares of the journey.

However days after gathering two funds — totaling roughly $390, per a duplicate of a small claims courtroom submitting Hispana Hippie supplied to Insider — the bridesmaid stated she could not entrance the prices. One other pal stepped in, however the bridesmaid by no means paid for her portion of the Airbnb (which was $162, in accordance with the submitting), nor did she give again the 2 parts she’d already obtained. 

“I did not occur to know that any of this was occurring,” Hispana Hippie stated in her TikTok. “[The bridesmaids] wished to ensure I had a stress-free marriage ceremony, which I did on the time.” 

She stated the ex-friend was a no-show on the bachelorette get together, and left the marriage rehearsal and reception early, with out paying again the opposite bridesmaid. 

The TikToker stated she helped her pal pursue authorized recourse to get her funds again

Hispana Hippie instructed viewers she was “furious” when she lastly realized concerning the saga after her marriage ceremony, and sought to assist her pal who’d fronted the cash search authorized recourse. 

“Initially, we despatched a few demand letters stating that if she simply returned the cash that she had accepted from the opposite bridesmaids, it will be thought-about paid in full,” Hispana Hippie instructed Insider. “However she ignored these letters, and so then we proceeded with submitting with the courts for the complete quantity.” 

The unique submitting from October 2022 requested for $552 plus $50 in courtroom prices.

When the bridesmaid did not present as much as civil courtroom on Zoom, the decide dominated towards her, Hispana Hippie stated, and set one other date to substantiate the funds had been being made. (The bridesmaid did in the end tender these funds, she confirmed, nevertheless there have been months of back-and-forth negotiations.)

As Hispana Hippie offers with extra fallout from her ex-friend, the TikTok neighborhood is swarming her with assist

Hispana Hippie saved viewers in control as fallout occurred in actual time. In a number of replace movies, she stated her former pal and bridesmaid had been calling her so incessantly that she’d needed to quickly shut off her cellphone.

Even after the funds had been legally settled, issues did not finish there.

Hispana Hippie stated her ex-friend despatched her a textual content message claiming she was going to cost her with “harassment and bullying” for sharing their spat so publicly. Hispana Hippie instructed Insider as of Thursday no formal expenses have been made towards her.

“I have not executed something besides inform the reality,” Hispana Hippie stated, noting that she suspects her ex-friend may very well be bluffing about having filed these expenses.

On TikTok, strangers who’ve turn out to be invested within the drama, have rallied behind her. It is also turn out to be considerably of an illuminating instance of how excessive stakes some weddings and bachelorettes can turn out to be.

“Weddings really reveal the actual character of people,” one high commenter wrote on her unique storytime.

Others are commending on how effectively her different bridesmaids and associates coped with the scenario to attempt to shield the bride. “However can we discuss concerning the different bridesmaids preserving the drama from you?? These girls are value greater than gold,” one other high commenter weighed in.

All in all, the creator is joyful justice was served. “I believe subsequent time I might simply elope and keep away from the entire bridal get together,” she stated. “I simply do not ever need to be put in that sort of place once more.”