A wedding videography company has damaged its reputation after attacking and mocking a man whose fiancée died in a tragic accident before their wedding. Faced with large bills for a wedding that would never happen, the young man, Justin Montney asked Copper Stallion Media for a refund on the $1800 he paid upfront for video content.
The company refused, which in itself isn’t that bad as many wedding companies have no-refund policies. However, after the grieving mother of the young deceased woman left them a single bad review because of this refusal, the company sent the situation straight off the rails.
there’s really people like this in the world. I hope no one hires them and they lose their business pic.twitter.com/OosZZcYaX6— Tyler. (@Tyler_Macin17) May 24, 2020
After Copper Stallion Media began to receive negative press about their refund refusal, they threatened Montney with a lawsuit. Worse, as bad reviews started piling up, they created a website under the young man’s name and redirected people going to their website and their Yelp review page to this new site, which mocked Montney and accused him of trying to “shake us down.”
“He admits the contract was nonrefundable but says we should give the money back due to the circumstance,” the company wrote on JustinMontney.com. “Life is a b*tch, Justin.”
The website now contains only the music video for “Disillusioned” by A Perfect Circle, which is either the result of brilliant hackers or the saddest, most self-pitying move ever by a company that dug its own grave.
Things got even worse on the day that Montney’s wedding was to take place, when Copper Stallion Media posted a now-deleted mocking statement on their Facebook page.
“Today would have been the day where we would have filmed Justin and Alexis’ wedding,” they wrote. “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. Sorry not sorry.”
Suffice it to say, people are pretty outraged now. A former employee spoke out against the company, saying that they refused to pay him for his work, and that when he finally got them to send him a paycheck, it came from Organized Weddings, LLC. People digging into this story found that the Las Vegas address appears to be linked to Jesse J. Clark, who has been sued by the Massachusetts Attorney General for failing to deliver paid-for videos to 90 couples.
Wild history behind the guy at Copper Stallion Media.— Andrew McMillan (@AndyMackReports) May 25, 2020
1. He created fake nude modeling ads based on a prospective employer because he didn't get the job.
2. He made a fake Craigslist sex ad for another lawyer he had a spat with.
3. Convicted for scamming dozens of couples
Google Copper Stallion Media. My wife and I are wedding and event planners. We issued a full refund once because the bride got pregnant (when she thought she was sterile) and it was a high-risk preg. They denied a refund after the bride to be died and now they’re trashing groom— McNabb Sucks! (@Snookbitenaples) May 23, 2020
While it hasn’t been confirmed that Clark is indeed the man behind Copper Stallion Media, multiple people have come forward to accuse him of scamming them via multiple wedding companies (his Twitter page is also full of pro-Trump content and frequent retweets of Trump posts).
During such a divisive period in human history, piling on this company and the person behind it seems to be one thing that can unite everyone.
They deleted their page, but not before making complete asses of themselves 🙂— big anime tinnitus (@alyssughjo) May 23, 2020
We can all agree fuck Copper Stallion Media. I don’t know a single photographer with morals that would act like this. pic.twitter.com/6prfAWVj3q
I can’t believe Copper Stallion Media is really this bold to talk about their clients like this...I hope the owner chokes and dies fuck this bullshit ass company lmao pic.twitter.com/ViTACovJri— 🔱 operating from another world (@SPIICYYDEVII) May 25, 2020
Copper Stallion Media putting one day of not being paid for 2 photographers over the life of a human being is fucking disgusting and I hope they never ever get any kind of business again. Fuck them. pic.twitter.com/7FODUdSCo4— Sav (@savanacroy) May 23, 2020
Fuck #copperstallionmedia.— Idiot Alert Dog (@IdiotAlertDog1) May 24, 2020
Guilt tripping a man for asking for a refund on his wedding package due to his fiancée DYING.
AND THEN having the cheek to say that they "hope he cries and cries"
Anyone know the name of the owner? I'll have words man to dog. (He is the dog) https://t.co/3OhGYlODDS
Naming and Shaming this Colorado based company "Copper Stallion Media" after their shameful response to a simple (and heart breaking) request.— Kaitlyn Murphy (@Katie_Murphy776) May 23, 2020
What kind of business is this? Absolutely pathetic. pic.twitter.com/N0XOv4ez3k
Copper Stallion Media may now be operating under a different name. Also, don’t get it confused with the company of the same name operating in the U.K.