Sunday, June 26, 2011

Food Blogger thrown in jail and fined after a negative restaurant review!

Ms. Liu, a food blogger in Taiwan, was sent to jail after writing an unfavorable restaurant review... The owner of the restaurant sued her for defamation and the Court found Ms. Liu's criticism of the restaurant exceeded reasonable bounds.

The blogger, who has more than 60,000 hits on her website, was sentenced to 30 days in detention, two years of probation and fined NT$200k (US$6,917, resulting from the owner's loss of income) after writing that "the restaurant served food that was too salty, the place was unsanitary because there were cockroaches and that the owner was a “bully” because he let customers park their cars haphazardly, leading to traffic jams."

For more info on this incident, refer to the Taipei Times.

1 comment:

Ajlounyinjurylaw said...

She called it for what it was. I see no wrong doing. Especially if there were truely cockroaches.

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