If you support freedom of speech and the right to criticize a multi-billion dollar corporation, please help by donating to my legal defense fund.
Since 1997, I've been running Untied.com to criticize the way United Airlines treats its passengers and many of its employees. During this time, I've collected and posted over 25,000 passenger complaints and 300 employee complaints against United, examined United's mistreatment of its employees, featured stories about United's lies to its passengers, highlighted serious safety concerns, and advised passengers of their legal rights when making complaints.
Needless to say, the top brass at United Airlines don't like me, and on November 19, 2012, United brought two meritless SLAPP-suits against me to shut down this website.
On August 7, 2014, I obtained a copy of this email that United Airlines had concealed from me during discovery:
To: Sandy Rodriguez ← Assistant Manager, United Corporate Customer Care
Date: June 16, 2012, 2:03 PM
Thanks, Sandy. We're working on shutting it down.From: Sandy Rodriguez
To: Jeff Wittig
Date: June 16, 2012, 01:30 PM
We really need that United site to be closed. Its creating more problems.
Yes, Ms. Rodriguez wrote "United" instead of "Untied", but she clearly wasn't talking about closing the airline's own website!
I demanded proper answers, but the court sided with United, who claimed that the email did not indicate that United was working on shutting down my website. I appealed to a judge. The judge ruled against me, and ordered me to pay United's lawyers $2000.
The time demands fighting these lawsuits have been enormous and the legal costs are mounting. I urgently need your help.
If everyone who visited Untied.com made a contribution, even if only a modest one, I'd be in a much stronger position to defeat United's efforts to shut down this site. Please help me do so.
Many thanks for your support.