Saturday, 7 November 2009

Feeling really angry

Yesterday when I came home, I noticed that I had received a Cease & Desist from a certain person who's been sending these to other people as well.

I'm certainly very angry at this point because I feel like I'm being threatened without justification.

However, my address and the address of the sender were handwritten. I expect to receive a bit more official looking mail from a law firm. I haven't opened the letter yet because I need to take some photos of it.

Although I KNOW that there's just no base for these kinds of letter as I've not written anything in blog about the said person and the company, I feel extremely angry that people think they can act like this. I know my rights in this matter but I'm concerned that bloggers will not dare to express their honest OPINIONS when these things happen. I've already read comments from other blogs that people are afraid to write anything negative in their blogs because they feel like someone can come after them. This means that the scare tactics are working which to me is sad.

I will, however, continue to write honest opinions in my reviews and other posts. I will not praise products that do not please me or recommend companies that I don't find worth recommending for.



Phyrra said...

When I got my letter and when our mutual friend got her letter, none of them had case numbers, and none of them had real signatures. So they're fake letters as far as I'm concerned.

Good for you.
Don't let her bully.

Saila, the Adventurous Purple Koala said...

I'm actually thinking about doing something about this. That's why I'm taking the pictures of the envelope and the contents. We'll see what happens.

I'm just feeling really disappointed right now, especially that this is affecting other bloggers.

Lillian Funny Face said...

How stupid. You can't be sued for expressng your opinion! I can understand it might still be upsetting, but it sounds like it's just a shock tactic. Stand your ground :)

Saila, the Adventurous Purple Koala said...

Lillian, thanks for your support.

I'm so frustrated by this because this is not a way for a company to deal with negative feedback. I think the right way is to try to settle matters, to find out what's wrong and try to work things out. Although the person is trying to scare me, I think it only scares the customers.

Ilse said...


Well, at least this person will learn that nobody messess with you without consequences! Hopefully this has an effect on her scare tactics too.

Keep up your honest blogging!