Runaway Bride Is Dead Broke

Jennifer Wilbanks—who in 2005 ditched her wedding, blamed an imaginary Hispanic rapist for her cold feet, and unsuccessfully tried to sue her ex for talking about her—is unemployed and knee-deep in credit card debt.

Page Six reports that the googly-eyed runaway has $30,000 in debt on store credit cards at Old Navy, Wal-Mart, Victoria's Secret, and Kohl's. Her only income is her new boyfriend's monthly stipend of $1000. Apparently she has accomplished very little since her sole claim to fame, starting a media shitstorm that became a symbol of the deficits of news media and modern attention spans. Rarely has a single human so perfectly embodied so many terrible things about a nation. We should grant her some debt relief as a "thank you" ("we're sorry"?) for being such a good voodoo doll. [P6, 2005 photo used during Jennifer's search via AP]