Madison
46° F
Light Rain
Light Rain
Advertisement

Hotel sues guest for posting 'nasty' review

Published On: May 22 2014 10:16:50 AM CDT   Updated On: May 22 2014 03:11:13 PM CDT
Computer user with mouse and keyboard

iStock / DOConnell

A hotel has filed a defamation lawsuit against an anonymous reviewer in an attempt to stop him or her from posting again and further damaging the hotel's reputation.

The Ashley Inn, located in Lincoln City, Oregon filed the $74,500 suit less than a month after a negative review about the inn was posted on TripAdvisor under the username "12Kelly." According to Oregonlive.com, the reviewer claimed the "laundry and housekeeping are either high or drunk" and that the "breakfast is nasty, the rooms are nasty." The reviewer went on state that "the owner smokes weed."

The review has since been taken down.

The lawsuit states that once the identity of the reviewer is found, his or her name will be listed as the defendant.

Oregonlive.com reports that the Oregon Court of Appeals recently ruled that a an outdoor wedding venue could sue a wedding guest who posted a Google review that included the statement that attending the event was "The worst experience of my life!"

Advertisement
  • PHOTOS: 27 tons of documents destroyed during Shredfest 2016

    The free ShredFest event Saturday offered anyone with documents containing personal information to shred up to three bags. Destroying documents is one way to protect one's identity and thwart fraudsters.

    More than 1,600 cars stopped by two Madison locations from 8:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. Saturday, and 27 tons of documents were shredded, a Better Business Bureau representative said. The sites were at SVA Certified Public Accountants, 1221 John Q Hammons Dr. and Warner Park, 2930 N. Sherman Ave.

  • Elise Romas

    PHOTOS: Thousands take part in 34th annual CrazyLegs 2016

    The 34th annual CrazyLegs Classic 8K Run and 2-mile Walk Saturday raised money for UW Athletics. As of Friday night, 13,000 people had signed up to participate, and organizers expected more to register Saturday morning before the race begins in waves at 11 a.m.

    WINNERS: Pat Jenkins, 24, of Cambridge, is the top finisher in the men's category. UW law student Jessa Hackman, 24, of Madison, is the top female finisher.

Advertisement