By Paul Pannone
After years of allegations and innuendo, Samantha Goldberg says she’s ready to come out swinging against alleged wedding industry crooks and those who she feels prey on the ignorance of newcomers to the business. In a Press Release labeling Goldberg an Event Extraordinaire a new show that is supposed to deal with the subject rocks the wedding world sending notorious hucksters in both genders looking for a rock to crawl under. Or at least those aware of Goldberg’s unbridled and relentless approach of calling out people on her shit list.
The new era began with a written assault against a pop up event and its coördinator, Marni Gold. A long, deep-rooted history of animosity surfaced again, as Goldberg took Gold to task on the event’s Facebook page. In the attack Goldberg references past events where she feels Gold somehow profited or at the very least misled supporters. Goldberg’s move is supported by others who do not wish to be mentioned– yet– but who also agree Goldberg’s move against Gold is warranted.
Samantha Goldberg comes out swinging against another Gold; Marni Gold, a person she feels has profited in the past by using non-profits and who has now been put on warning.
eWedNewz caught up with Marni Gold and asked her why she feels she is a Goldberg target. In a telephone discussion she claims to have no clue but told eWedNewz
“This has been going on for years now. My husband an I have decided to take the high road and simply ignore her (Goldberg) and her posts on my wall and all the allegations she claims against me,” according to Marni Gold.
In Marni Gold’s explanation she agreed to email her statement describing her event and association with Wish Upon a Wedding, a charity that eWedNewz has been watching for several years after it was accused of curious actions by Goldberg and other wedding industry sources.
According to Gold and in her own words;
“I am hosting it (The Pop Up Event) as a private event, meaning I personally am hosting it. I personally decided, since I after years am a board member (founding board member of the NJ chapter of Wish Upon A Wedding) and have been asked back, and because I really love the wonderful things this organization does for couples facing terminal illness and other serious life altering circumstances, to donated all net proceeds of the event to the cause.”
After years of watching and listening, this is the first mention of the WUW organization in this way. One other time Goldberg told eWedNewz her Facebook account was hacked– and Gold attacked. But in Goldberg’s current allegations she assured Gold it’s nothing personal. Goldberg told eWedNewz,
“The (wedding) industry needs protection and rid of people who prey on newcomers and unsuspecting, good people, that give willingly and then have nothing to show for it when all is said and done.”
Goldberg has the support of members of the Wedding Water Cooler, an assembly of wedding industry professionals committed to unearthing the truth in the business and who are not afraid to speak their mind after they’ve discovered what that truth is. Private discussions with some of the members familiar with the story say Samantha is courageous in her actions against Gold, being burned by “Marni” in the past. Some say they’re going to sit back and watch and are prepared to speak out if/when there is something to add.
eWedNewz welcomes your thoughts on this story and wants to know which “Gold” you’re supporting.
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