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Man sues Airbnb host after she 'sent his wife pictures of him and another woman after he left a bad review'
Featured Image Credit: Mississippi District Court

Man sues Airbnb host after she 'sent his wife pictures of him and another woman after he left a bad review'

The host asked the guest to leave the property, and sent a picture of him and another woman to his wife when he left a bad review

A man is suing an AirBnB host after they sent images of him in a potentially compromising position to his wife.

Shawn Mackey been staying at the AirBnB hosted by Pamela Fohler in Tennessee.

Mackey had reached out saying he may be having a friend over for dinner during his stay, which host Fohler was fine with.

In a lawsuit, he noted that the host had a lot of rules, including no guests from the local area, no glass, food, or drinks, or parking in certain places.

It also warned that guests would be asked to leave if any additional guests turned up.

At what point is it less hassle to just get a hotel room?

Things took a turn when Fohler claimed there had been reports of noise and a party at the property, and asked Mackey to leave.

According to the suit, she wrote: "I am very sorry, but you have violated the no party rule, disturbed my neighbors by cursing and yelling in the parking lot, and have unauthorized guests.

The property in Mississippi.
Mississippi District Court

"I am asking you to leave now. I can’t allow you to stay, I am sorry."

Mackey checked out, put in a request for a refund for $502.46, and left a negative review.

But then AirBnB removed the review and sent him a bill for $960. This reportedly included an 'additional guest fine' of $160, two fines of $250 for 'breaking rules against local guests' and 'excessive noise', and one $300 fine for 'moderation of your review'.

Things got even worse when Fohler sent Mackey a picture taken from the property's doorbell camera which shows him with a woman who is not his wife.

According to the suit, she wrote: "Hello Shawn, hope you are well. Sorry it took so long to get the photos you requested together to show your stay at our home.

The picture of Mackey with another woman was sent to his wife.
Mississippi District Court

"But I had faith, was driven by integrity, so I committed to get these posted for you and Airbnb.

"Photo at 3:16 am is especially notable. Should I forward the photos and videos to Teresa, or will you?"

She went on to send the picture to Mackey's wife after Mackey refused to pay the fees.

He is claiming that his marriage has suffered as a result of the 'harassment'.

Now, Mackey is seeking unspecified actual and punitive damages, as well as an injunction to 'prevent similar action taken against customers of Airbnb'.

AirBnB has responded by filing a motion to compel arbitration, and Fohler has filed a motion to dismiss, with Mackey having until February 21 to respond.

UNILAD has reached out to AirBnB for comment.

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