If ever you're feeling down in the dumps and think like you have it rough with your life, take a look at this former poker player who seems like all of the bad things are happening to her one by one, and for sure you will be thankful that you're not in her shoes.
Beth Shak's divorce was completed on April 2017, a hard chapter on any woman's life. After that she had fallen victim to a series of cybercrimes that compromised her email accounts, social media accounts, and even bank accounts. After being followed by an unknown stalker she was then forced to move out of town from New York to Philadelphia, and not long after her stay there her home was then broken in! Talk about a series of unfortunate events!
According to a lawsuit filed Friday, poker star Beth Shak claims she lost a total of $10,000 upfront to her blind date, a New York City attorney named Mark Krum, when he successfully convinced her to pay him a legal fee to help her draft a suit against her ex-husband, Rick Leventhal, a Fox News correspondent. Shak and Leventhal married in June 2016 at the Graceland Wedding Chapel in Las Vegas, Nevada. Both of them had been previously divorced and met during a poker benefit.
Krum managed to have the female poker pro to write a non-refundable check to him at a Cheesecake Factory in Cherry Hill, New Jersey, in order to help her file a lawsuit.
He then billed her $135,000 for his services after Shak attempted to back out of the suit, and she refused to pay for it.
Initially, Shak thought the $10,000 check would completely cover all of the lawyer fees and even wrote the word ‘nonrefundable' on it.
Krum also allegedly convinced her to get another Los Angeles-based attorney that he knew from school for another $5,000 retainer's fee.
The total amount that Shak was billed reached to $150,000!
Shak had wrongly assumed that the two fees would cover all her lawyer costs unless she won the lawsuit against her ex-husband.
The lawsuit against her ex was drafted in December last year but Shak said she decided not to proceed on filing after her divorce to Leventhal continued on amicably.
However, the lawyer became ‘belligerent and attempted to coerce her' into pushing with the filing against Leventhal. She was then invoiced a $135,000 fee from Krum on January 9, 2018 for 150 hours of work on her case, which she says she will not be paying.
Shak now wants a judge to intervene and declare she owes this particular lawyer nil, but Krum is claiming he hasn't done anything wrong.