Are Facebook comments protected free speech? What if the comments are critical of a business?
An angry proprietor from Marietta has filed a police report against a single mother over the alleged “loss of business” the pizza maker suffered after the young woman voiced her disapproval with the service she received from Pastime Pizza on the establishment’s Facebook page.
Instead of deleting the unfavorable review or trying to answer the complaint in a constructive manner, the proprietor first made ugly comments including a statement that the customer “could stand to miss a few meals”.
For the past several weeks the owner of the Pastime has been trying to retain an attorney to take her case and file a civil claim against the “complainer”. Having no luck with this approach, she filed a police report and is trying to pursue criminal charges. Marietta police have confirmed this is an open investigation.
The victim of this proprietor’s attack is Shannon Dye, who was not able to speak with RCNN about the matter under the circumstances.
Due to the voracity of the Pastime proprietor in pursuing the issue, the hard-working single mom, who is known for her charitable endeavors, has had to retain an attorney. Her friends have started a Go Fund Me account to help her with the legal fees she cannot afford. If you are interested, you can find that here: https://www.gofundme.com/2687kms
Even more important than your contributions is your support for Shannon as she boldly fights for free speech. The River City News Network is solidly behind this young woman and her struggle.