I have to comment on all this news about the woman who pretended to be kidnapped to avoid her wedding.

1. I agree with Terrence that this case would have gotten no publicity if this woman wasn’t rich and white.

2. If I had let the world know that I was so horrified at the thought of marrying the husband that I faked a kidnapping, I’m willing to bet large amounts of money that he would not have welcomed me back with open arms.

3. Regardless of what the husband would have thought, I know I would rather have remained in police custody than faced my parents after they spent that much money for nothing. In the fine words of Will Smith:
“They didn’t speak.
I said “I want to plead my case!”
But my parents just shoved me in the car by my face.
It was a hard ride home.
I don’t know how I survived it.
They took turns-
One was beating while the other one was driving.”