Who knew less than 140 characters could potentially cost more than $50,000, in the form of a defamation lawsuit?

That’s something Amanda Bonnen is discovering the hard way.

In May, the Chicago resident did what many of Twitter’s users do–she tweeted a complaint. Specifically, she tweeted THIS complaint:

@JessBi23 – Who said sleeping in a moldy apartment was bad for you? Horizon Realty thinks its okay.

Horizon Group Management filed a lawsuit against her, alleging that her statement damaged the company’s business reputation.

According to the complaint filed in Cook County court today, Bonnen “maliciously and wrongfully published the false and defamatory Tweet on Twitter, thereby allowing the Tweet to be distributed throughout the world.”

Just for the record, JessB123 before this lawsuit had 20 followers and now her Twitter account has been shutdown.

Read the complaint if you like. Twitter Apartment Lawsuit its fun reading. (But I’m not going to Tweet that)

Source: ChicagoNow and Morning Joe

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