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Woman Sued Over Tweet

By Marcus Gilmer in News on Jul 28, 2009 4:40PM

twitter_fail_whale.jpg An uptown woman is being sued by the real estate company that owns her apartment for a defamatory tweet the woman put up on her public Twitter account. Amanda Bonnen allegedly tweeted on May 12, "Who said sleeping in a moldy apartment was bad for you? Horizon realty thinks it's okay." Now Horizon Group Management says that statement has caused harm to their reputation and they're suing for more than $50,000 in damages. [CBS 2]

Update: Thanks to commenter "moneyries" for pointing us to the Sun-Times article that quotes Jeffrey Michael, one of the owners of Horizon, as saying, "We're a sue first, ask questions later kind of an organization."