‘Hairdresser’ Gets $1.9M for Using Twitter as a Content Creator
A fashion blogger who made money on Twitter using its advertising platform got a $1 million settlement, after being sued for defamation.
Toby Roesler was sued for $250,000 for the tweet, which read: “The best hairdresser is an ad agency.
You don’t have to work at all.”
In January, Roeser said that the tweet was a joke and he had not intended to imply that a stylist had any knowledge of his business, nor that he was a stylician.
The lawsuit also said that Roesers tweets contained offensive material.
“He said he was joking,” the lawsuit said.
“He was a professional.
The joke was on him.””
He made a joke about being a professional and making a lot of money off of it, and he said it’s funny,” the plaintiff’s attorney, John Kranz, told the New York Post.”
The joke was the worst.”
In a statement to ABC News, Twitter said it is aware of the situation.
“While we’ve seen the tweet and are deeply sorry that the matter was brought to our attention, we stand by the fact that the content was not in any way intended to be disparaging to any individual, business, or organization,” the statement said.
“As we’ve said before, we value diversity and inclusion, and we take all allegations of misconduct very seriously.”
A spokeswoman for Roesman said the lawsuit was being dismissed.