Trying to Un-Ring Wedding Bell Backlash

Hotel in New York's Catskill mountains threatened to fine bride and groom for guests posting bad reviews online.
1:36 | 08/08/14

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If you've ever posted a bad comment about a business online when they see it can they really fine you for that unkind to review. Here's ABC's Rebecca Jarvis. When -- is on inject into his hotel in upstate New York for a wedding last year he didn't expect this. Smell bad -- -- the windows open the entire time we were there so we wrote Robert peel one yelled and gave it just one star. I wouldn't recommend this property for anyone but then. Surprised landed in his inbox the hotel emailing Robbie that he is negative review would cost the just married couple 500 dollars fine print the bride and groom had apparently missed when they sign their contract. And that language in contracts is becoming more common in intimidation -- -- That once discovered clearly. Get shut down right -- yeah absolutely. The hotel rating on -- plummeting as a barrage of users posted angry -- -- -- calling it the worst hotel in history on some levels you are what your Yelp reviews say you are. -- -- In some cases businesses have even taken the extreme step of suing reviewers Yelp says the law is on the side of the consumer. They have a right to express their opinion and accurately and truthfully described their experience is. Back -- -- -- New York we were told the owner wasn't available to speak but in a statement he expressed embarrassment and regret now explaining. The policy was a joke. And David -- that was a joke the reviewers tonight certainly aren't laughing about.

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