Wedding Videographer Refuses Refund After Brides Death, Begins Harassing Her Family
Alexis Wyatt and Justin Montney were engaged to be married, and signed a $1,800 contract with Copper Stallion Media for videography at their May 23rd wedding on November 29, 2019.
On February 4th, Alexis tragically died in a car accident. Obviously, there would be no wedding now, and Justin reached out to the company by email on February 17th to cancel the job. They told him they were sorry for his loss, but the contract was non-refundable.
Justin felt they should be able to refund him because of the circumstances, but the company responded again and told him they would extend the service to his next wedding.
Montney went to social media with the issue, and people began leaving reviews on the Copper Stallion Media social media pages, Yelp, and TheKnot.
Copper Stallion Media created a website, JustinMontney.com, explaining their side of the story, and claiming Justin is running a smear campaign against them. Looking at the website, it's pretty obvious who is running a smear campaign.
They accuse Justin of "shaking us down."
"Justin Montney then contacted the failing news station, KRDO in Colorado Springs, CO to tell his story. In the news story he admits that the contract was non-refundable but says we should give the money back due to the circumstance. Life is a bitch, Justin."
The owner said they have the domain for two years, and the website will remain active.
On May 23 the company posted a photo of the couple, saying:
"Today would have been the day where we would have filmed Justin and Alexis' wedding. 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."
The Copper Stallion Media Facebook page is no longer active.
Alex Murphy, a former employee of Copper Stallion Media, said he left the company after they refused to pay him. After three months, he finally received payment, but it came from Organized Weddings, LLC, at a Las Vegas address.
Organized Weddings, LLC, is the center of a lawsuit against its owner, Jesse J. Clark. He was sued by Massachusetts Attorney General for taking the money of over 90 couples and never delivering a service.
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