Restaurant Owner Gets 90 Days In Jail For Creating Fake Sex Site Profile For Unsatisfied Customer

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In September, we told you about the Canadian restaurant owner who was convicted of libel after she launched a nasty online campaign against a customer who voiced her dissatisfaction in a negative review. Now the owner has 90 days behind bars to mull over where she made a mistake.

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.”

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