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    A mother has been threatened with imprisonment after posting a negative restaurant review on TripAdvisor


    For most in the hospitality industry, the odd bad review is part and parcel of the trade, but one venue appears to be determined to silence its critics.

    According to The Mirror, Sarah Gardner, a 44-year-old mother and part-time nurse, has been threatened with legal action after posting a negative review on TripAdvisor of the Tunbridge Wells-based High Rocks restaurant and weddingicon reception venue.

    The review posted on March 22 has since been taken down, but according to a screenshot obtained by the Daily Mail, it said: “Visited here with my family, been coming here for years. I have found the staff more and more rude each time."

    “They have an arrogance that should not exist in a service industry, particularly the management. It’s as if they are doing you a favour, I found dealing with them frustrating and perplexing."
    Cohen Davis Solicitors, who are representing the eatery, have reportedly sent Gardner an 11-page letter threatening her with action in the high court on the grounds of defamation.

    According to the Daily Mail, the letter said: "Our client will pursue you for aggravated damages to compensate it for the full extent of its financial losses." The restaurant claims the single review caused "financial harm worth tens of thousands of pounds."

    A mock-up of the draft of a court injunction was also attached reportedly reading: "PENAL NOTICE: If you, Sarah Gardner, do not comply with this order you may be held in contempt of court and may be imprisoned or fined."



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    Default Re: Mother has been threatened with imprisonment after posting a negative restaurant review on TripAdvisor

    She could only go to prison:
    A) if they successfully obtained an injunction, and then
    B) she broke the injunction.

    This would be the same for any injunction (provided the court issued it with a penal notice), so "could go to jail for leaving a poor TripAdvisor review" is pure click bait / 'journalistic licence".



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