Update: based on the comments so far it seems like they don’t have much of a case. Thanks for all the priceless feedback and support!
I’m sorry for posting another request for help but this person seems very determined to take action unless I delete a post about a customer’s experience! I can simply go ahead and delete the post but I feel like this is censorship! So can you guys please let me know what to do about this so that I do not get into legal trouble.
As you know The Canadian Reviews Blog allows people to submit either their good or bad customer experience. I post the reviews as: uncensored and unmodified. People are then free to comment about the store, service, agree with it, disagree, add to it or whatever. It is a completely neutral unbiased service.
In September A. D’Souza submitted a review about American Romance Bridal Store. Click here to to read that review.
Today I get this email from Mia Gaitana:
Please remove comments regarding American Romance as I will be filing a suit again A. D’Souza for defamation of character. This is the first request to remove it from your website.
So I reply back:
Can you please send me a link to the post you are referring to. And please explain in more detail what the issue here is.
She replies back:
Here is the link to the website:
I was notified by one of my clients (who happens to be a lawyer) that she had found this article on your website. A. D’Sousa is a past client who obviously was not happy about the service she received due to faults of her own which she has not admitted. She states the following “They know exactly how to screw up your wedding experience by almost not having a dress. They have no professionalism, no courtesy calls if they miss an appointment & to top it all of they try & blame you for something or the other.” Ms. D’Sousa was given her dress in July of 2009 and at least 3 months before her wedding. Her accusations are false and I will be filing a libel suit in court.
The term libel is as follows:
“Libel involves the making of defamatory statements in a printed or fixed medium, such as a magazine or newspaper.
Typically, the elements of a cause of action for defamation include:
- A false and defamatory statement concerning another;
- The unprivileged publication of the statement to a third party (that is, somebody other than the person defamed by the statement);
- If the defamatory matter is of public concern, fault amounting at least to negligence on the part of the publisher;
- and Damage to the plaintiff.”
Please advise whether or not the article will be removed. I would appreciate your attention to this matter and I thank you in advance for your assistance.