American faces two years in prison for posting unflattering TripAdvisor review

An American could face up to two years in prison after leaving a negative review of a hotel in Thailand on TripAdvisor.

The Sea View Resort on Koh Chang island claims Wesley Barnes launched a barrage of complaints against them after his stay, forcing them to take legal action.

“The Sea View Resort owner filed a complaint that the defendant had posted unfair reviews on his hotel on the Tripadvisor website,” Colonel Thanapon Taemsara, of Koh Chang police, told AFP.

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Barnes is accused of causing “damage to the reputation of the hotel”, as well as arguing with them during his stay about a corkage fee for alcohol brought to the hotel.

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