Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Lawyer sues ex-GFs for posting relationship 'reviews' on the Web

Matthew Couloute Jr., a former prosecutor and Court TV analyst has sued two ex-girlfriends, Amanda Ryncarz and Stacey Blitsch for "reviews" of their relationship posted to the site LiarsCheatersRUs.com. We assume he would attempt to sue LiarsCheatersRUs, except for the fact that the "safe harbor" provision of the DMCA would appear to apply, protecting the site from the posts of its users.

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What's interesting is that the site allows people to post anonymously. So how he knows these are the women who posted about it is a mystery. Couloute has had several negative reviews written about him on the site, and according to him, they're affecting his ability to conduct his business. He says he's even lost clients due to the "reviews."

On the site (linked above), it says:

"Lives in Jacksonville, FL/NY/NJ with his new 'wife' that he married in City Hall just days after breaking up with his girlfriend of 2+ years. Cheated on ALL of ex-girlfriends. Lied and cheated his entire way through his 40 years of life. Uses people/his son/women to get what he wants then dumps you when he’s done with them. Has no long term friends. He rents or finances everything and owns absolutely nothing."

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In fact, if you Google Matthew Couloute Jr., the item at the top of the page is from LiarsCheatersRUs.com. Then comes his LinkedIn page, then comes a story from AboveTheLaw.com about this incident. His own web page doesn't show up until halfway down the Google results page.

Matthew, it could be time to look into Reputation.com.

At any rate, it is true that Ryncarz has admitted that she is behind one of the anonymous reviews on LiarsCheatersRUs, but Blitsch denies posting any such entry on the site. Matthew Couloute Jr., despite being a lawyer himself, isn't going to have an easy time of it with this case. Both of the women are being represented by high-profile attorney Gloria Allred.

According to Above the Law, Allred explained that she believes Couloute's lawsuit should be dismissed.

“I think the minimum the women should be allowed to do is to speak out and speak the truth about the men who they have had relationships [with] and about the men who have hurt them. We believe lawsuits like this should not be allowed. This is free speech. Women must have a voice and be able to speak to each other on matters of common interest without fear of being dragged into court.”

Couloute Jr.'s lawsuit will be heard in court early this year. If he were to win, it might put the kibosh about exes speaking out ... probably even on sites such as Facebook and Twitter.

Fox News spoke to him earlier; you can view that interview below.

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