I had to remove my previous review as I was accused of defamation. Ulla Maija threatened to pursue litigation if I did not remove my review. On October 20th, I posted a review of the company and my disappointment. On October 21st I received an email stating I had written slanderous comments about their company on Yelp. It should be clarified that writing a review on yelp cannot be slander. First of all, if you state false claims online it would be libel, as this was a written review, for it to be slander, it would have to be spoken. That aside, it is not my desire to be troubled with this ordeal any further, it has been traumatic enough, and clearly I do not wish to be sued and certainly not for stating facts. I did email the company back and attempted to clarify for them my point of view. I stated solely facts as I knew them to be. I later received a phone message on my cell, another email from the designer and a 21 page fax was sent to my place of work. The message in the fax stated that I had until 9am EDT 10/23/09 to remove my review or they would deal with this matter directly through the legal system in California. I contacted my own legal advice and this is what they told me to do—to replace the review with this one telling readers that I tried to post my experience on Yelp and this company threatened to sue me. Just in the time it has taken me to write this, I have received 5 more emails from the designer. I will simply say the gown was not as I expected it to be at my first fitting and it was not as I expected it to be at my final fitting. I am unhappy.
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