Being someone’s Best Man is no easy task. I, myself, have only been the best man once. Upon hearing the news that my best friend had gotten engaged, I immediately started mentally preparing. But that’s not enough. You’ve got the bachelor party to plan, arrangements to make for the wedding, a speech to write, and so much more. Up until the point where my hand was nervously clutching the ring to hand it over, I felt inadequate. I felt like the worst Best Man ever.
But little did I know, I was nowhere close to the worst. This guy was.
And English man was sentenced to 20 months in prison after completely screwing his best friends out of £8,000 while also lying about having terminal cancer. The Guardian outlined how he fucked everyone over prior to the groom’s “stag party,” which is the same thing as a bachelor party. When everyone showed up to the airport to head to Prague, there were no accommodations or flights booked, and the Best Man blamed it all on the travel agency (obviously, a lie).
The groom took the best man to court for his actions and gave some intense testimony regarding how miserable his former best friend actually is. Brace yourself for the assholery you’re about to witness.
“When Martyn told me he had suspected cancer I was absolutely devastated for him and his family. I offered to take over the organising but he insisted, stating a groom should never have to organise his own stag do. How could I not feel guilty? I felt I had put too much on him.”
Galvin’s claim to have terminal bowel cancer was exposed as a lie.
“I was told by his mum that he did not have any sort of cancer and he had not left the house all week. I was beyond devastated,” the groom said. “I could not believe that Martyn had done this to me.”
He added: “For months he conned me and a lot of our friends into thinking he was seriously ill for the plain reason of money. At no point did he hesitate in his scheme. He had six months to organise a stag do but he didn’t. He just took the money he was asking people for.”
It was revealed that he was using the money to compensate for his gambling addiction, which somehow makes matters even worse than they already were.
Luckily, the groom found a new best man and claimed, “The wedding day was the proudest, happiest day of my life with no mention of the existence of [the best man].”
For good reason. .