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Woman sued for $1 million over bad Yelp review

Michelle Levine has spent $20,000 fighting the defamation case and doesn't regret writing the review. (Source: WCBS/CNN) Michelle Levine has spent $20,000 fighting the defamation case and doesn't regret writing the review. (Source: WCBS/CNN)

NEW YORK (WCBS/CNN) - Have a bad experience with a business? You may post a bad review online.

Millions of people do it but one New York woman is facing a $1 million lawsuit over her reviews.

Gynecologist Joon Song is suing Michelle Levine for bad reviews she posted on Yelp, Healthgrades and other sites.

She wrote the comments after receiving a bill she said did not reflect the services received.

Her review mentions the office's crooked business practices and Song's lawyer said that's defamation.

The doctor is suing her for damages plus legal fees.

Levine has since deleted her reviews and said she has spent $20,000 fighting the case.

"It's been kind of a nightmare," Levine said. "I just have this doctor that's been suing me for a Yelp review and he won’t go away."

A spokesperson for Yelp said New York needs stronger laws to protect reviewers from lawsuits.

Experts advise keeping online comments specific and warn against making broad generalizations.

Despite the headache her reviews have caused, Levine said she doesn't regret writing them and plans to continue fighting the case.

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