Who does this?!
A grieving 24-year-old man is feuding with the owner of a Texas-based wedding videography company after the man’s 22-year-old fiancée was killed in a tragic car crash earlier this spring. And now, with screenshots to support his claim, things have gotten REALLY ugly after the videography company, Copper Stallion Media, refused to provide a refund for the pair’s would-be wedding.
Justin Montney was supposed to wed Alexis-Athena Wyatt on May 23, with Copper Stallion Media set to do all the videography for the young couple’s special day. However, back in February, Wyatt was killed in a car crash in Colorado. Weeks later, when Montney approached the media company about cancellation and a refund considering the wedding itself was no longer taking place, he says he was categorically denied by an employee who later told him that “life is a b**ch.”
After multiple email exchanges that didn’t go anywhere — with the company refusing to give a refund per its set terms upon Justin first signing the contract — the grieving fiancé eventually went to the local news to have his story heard (below):
Things quickly got worse from there, with Copper Stallion allegedly registering two websites under Justin’s name and conducting their own smear campaign against him in response to his going public with the grievance. The whole thing REALLY took a viral turn days later, when the videography company reportedly posted a controversial message on their Facebook page on the day of what would have been Justin’s wedding.
The insensitive and disgusting message was not very well-received by social media users:
“Today would have been the day where we would have filmed Justin and Alexis’ wedding in Colorado Springs. After what Justin pulled with the media stunt to try and shake us down for a refund, we hope you sob and cry all day for what would have been your wedding day.”
Holy S**T!!! Talk about uncalled for!
Not surprisingly, thousands of people have since descended on the company’s Yelp and wedding pages to leave complaints and comments at the unbelievable insensitivity shown there. The videography company’s own social media pages have since been deleted.
Still, it doesn’t look like anything will come of a refund; the company’s website was updated after the drama to include this passage about the incident:
“The contract was non-refundable. We will NEVER refund Justin Montney even with the online threats and harassment. If we knew he was going to shake us down, we would have charged a higher deposit. We understand a death occurred, but it’s not right for people to turn to the internet and sodomize the reputation of a company. This is malice and the intent was to do harm. We know Justin is still young and in his 20s but this was wrong. He could have quietly filed a small claim to ‘try’ to recoup the non-refundable deposit. Instead, he chose the internet to shake us down.”
As for his part, Montney has a much cooler head about the whole thing, thankfully. He doesn’t plan legal retaliation against the company, nor does he expect to get his $1,800 back. But speaking to People about the matter, he at least sounds like the much bigger person here:
“They sure did personally attack and they sure did hurt me. But I’m not a vengeful person. The way I look at it, I’m just like, I don’t know why they’re doing this. I just don’t.”
Spoken like a real adult. Unlike… well, you know.
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