3541 Shares

Can you get sued for writing bad reviews on yelp?

Can you get sued for writing bad reviews on yelp? Topic: Review writing
May 25, 2019 / By Guy
Question: I went to a dentist who sent me a letter and email asking me to review him or yelp, droogle..The guy lied to me about having cavities,and told me to pull my wisdom teeth when another dentist told me its fine. He also wanted to put a bad crown on my tooth that hurt, when i told him it hurt, he got loud with me.. he then told me to go to another dentist,, was nice and told me if i have any questions to ask him, i even apologized,, i went to another dentist who confirmed everything he told me was a lie,, he also hurt me and when i called to say i was in discomfort, i was told he can only see me the next day.. I want to write a bad review without getting into details, just say hes not professional, bad experience here.. can he sue me for this? The dentist so obviously writes his own reviews,, he has 20 reviews on yelp all filtered that are 5 star
Best Answer

Best Answers: Can you get sued for writing bad reviews on yelp?

Dyl Dyl | 3 days ago
You are entitled to your opinion and free to express it as long as you don't slander him. That said, your review could say something like "I would not recommend this dentist as my own experience was painful, unprofessional, and untruthful with regards to the diagnosis and condition of my teeth. It is my opinion that based on my experience no one would ever rate this dentist with a five star rating which makes me wonder who wrote the reviews."
👍 274 | 👎 3
Did you like the answer? Can you get sued for writing bad reviews on yelp? Share with your friends

We found more questions related to the topic: Review writing


Dyl Originally Answered: I'm writing movie reviews for school, and i need some reviews lol?
Try rottentomatoes.com, there are reviews on every movie on that website and you can probably read a few reviews to form your own opinion and write your own review.
Dyl Originally Answered: I'm writing movie reviews for school, and i need some reviews lol?
Um, I think the key here is that YOU are writing the reviews. Anything else is plagiarism. What did you think of the movies, be specific, and accurate and give examples and you should be fine!

Burton Burton
I'm not a legal expert, nor am I the right person for advice. But isn't it your 1st amendment rights that allow freedom of speech? It was a review... I looked it up, and it seems like most cases of these that somehow make it to court are never won by the business side... I'd apologize maybe? Take it down? But like you said, it was an honest review, I'm not sure about law, but morally, you're fine. Also, inquire with Yelp maybe, because apparently they have interests in protecting reviewers Good luck
👍 120 | 👎 0

Aldon Aldon
You don't necessary have to write a bad review. I would be writing something asking why he needs to harass people into writing a review about him. Try and make it funny without getting abusive.
👍 118 | 👎 -3

Aldon Originally Answered: Why are my reviews disappearing? One of my reviews disappeared after I posted new reviews this weekend.?
That's been happening to me too. The last 2 reviews that I wrote don't show on my page, but they show if I click on "Read reviews." I have gone the "Beta Feedback" route several times, and all they can give me is this canned answer: "Each review goes through an approval process so it may take several days before your review appears on Yahoo!." I have concluded that the review thing is just plain broken.

If you have your own answer to the question review writing, then you can write your own version, using the form below for an extended answer.