I was just reading my daily news website, aka TMZ
, and they posted a story about a BBQ restaurant owner who provided food for the crew of Adam Sandler's new movie, and was never paid.http://www.tmz.com/2011/08/11/adam-sandler-i-did-not-dine-and-dash-happy-madison-massachusetts-taste-of-italy-bbq-stiffed/
He claims that Sandler's company asked the restaurant owner to cater a meal one day, and he did get paid for that. The TMZ article says, "But the restaurant owner claims the production company asked him to stock up on food for 2 BBQ's the following week. He claims he did just that, but Adam's company never called, leaving him with bags full of groceries to the tune of $2,500."
The owner posted a large sign in his window, saying, "ADAM SANDLER ATE HERE AND NEVER PAID."
The company denies that they asked him to bring in additional food and said that they owe him nothing.
My question is, let's say that he was stiffed, and the company did not pay him. How do we feel about an owner posting a public shaming sign like that? Would it be better served to just take them to court? Is it fair game?