American in Thailand faces possibility of jail time for negative resort reviews

An American man in Thailand could face up to two years in prison after posting negative reviews about a resort online.

Wesley Barnes, who currently lives in Thailand, made a visit to the Sea View Koh Chang resort and was unhappy about a $15 corkage fee he was faced with when he brought his own bottle of gin with him to the getaway’s restaurant.

Barnes acknowledged in his review that the fee was waived but added that after seeing an aggressive interaction between a manager at the establishment and one of its employees, “there was some master/slave mentality going on.”

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