New Jersey woman sues country club for $30,000 after waiter ‘spilled red wine on her Hermès handbag’ – that costs more than $12,000 – and claims they ‘discriminated’ against her because she owned ‘that type of accessory’
- A woman is suing a country club after a waiter allegedly spilled wine on her bag
- Maryana Beyder claims she had dinner at the Alpine Country Club in New Jersey
- In a lawsuit she claims a waiter spilled red wine on her Hermes bag and ruined it
- She tried to resolve the matter with the club but to no avail, her lawyer said
A New Jersey woman is suing a country club for $30,000 after a waiter allegedly spilled red wine on a luxury Hermès bag.
Maryana Beyder was having dinner at the upmarket Alpine Country Club in Demarest in September 2017 when a server allegedly stained her pink designer bag, according to a lawsuit obtained by northjersey.com.
Beyder tried to sort out the matter with the country club directly for over a year, her lawyer Alexandra Errico said.
New Jersey woman Maryana Beyder is suing a country club for $30,000 after a waiter allegedly spilled red wine on a luxury Hermès bag
Beyder was having dinner at the upmarket Alpine Country Club, (pictured), in Demarest in September 2017 when the incident happened
But the club stopped responding and she said an insurance company was also dismissive as they were surprised at the cost of the bag.
Errico told the outlet: ‘Whoever the waiter was proceeded to pour red wine and didn’t stop. Poured it all over her. Poured it all over her husband. And poured it all over a very expensive Hermès bag.’
‘It’s sort of like a rich person problem. They couldn’t comprehend that a bag could be that much. I think that was the biggest problem with that.
‘They kind of discriminated against her that she actually owned that type of bag.’
In the lawsuit, Beyder claims the exclusive country club was ‘negligent’ when it employed the server who also spilled wine on her blouse, the New York Post reported.
Hermès bags retail for tens of thousands of dollars and are favored among celebrities including the Kardashians, Cardi B and Jennifer Lopez.
Beyder tried to sort out the matter with the country club directly for over a year, her lawyer Alexandra Errico said
Maryana Beyder was having dinner at the upmarket Alpine Country Club in Demarest in September 2017 when a server allegedly stained her pink designer bag. The bags can retail for anything up to $200,000 and over
In June, a Niloticus crocodile diamond Birkin 35 sold for over $200,000 at Christie’s in London.
The Hermes Himalaya niloticus crocodile Birkin 35 is named after actress Jane Birkin who, in 1983, sat next to Hermes’ chief executive Jean-Louis Dumas on a flight.
When she complained about not being able to find a good leather weekend bag, he designed a versatile one for her to use.
Since it was introduced in 1986, the hugely popular design has been a hit with celebrities and collectors, including Victoria Beckham, who has a collection of more than 100 Birkins said to be worth more than £1.5million.
The sale makes the bag the second-most expensive sold at auction in Europe, tied with a 2008 Hermes Himalaya Birkin bag which sold for the same price in June 2018. A Birkin 35 Togo can cost from $12,100 upwards.