The whole mess began in 2009, when the customer posted a negative review of one of the owner’s two Ottawa restaurants.
To retaliate, the owner then set up a fake profile using the customer’s real name on an adults-only hookup site. She also posed as the customer to send sexually oriented e-mails to her boss.
“I am open to anything — couples, threesomes and group sex. Am especially into transsexuals and transgenders (being one myself). I am… a tiger in the bedroom,” read one e-mail sent by the restaurant owner pretending to be the customer.
In addition to the 90-day jail sentence, the owner must take an anger management course and complete 200 hours of community service.
“All I was doing was exercising my right as a customer to give my opinion on the situation as it was,” the libeled customer tells the CBC. “I don’t think the retaliation was exactly merited.”