Not long ago, a man was sued by Xiaomi for maliciously criticizing the Xiaomi Mi 10 Ultra. The court required the man to apologize to Xiaomi in the newspaper. This matter attracted widespread attention on the Internet.
Today, the man did what the court required. The details are as follows:
On August 17, 2020, I gave false negative comments on the order of two Xiaomi Mi 10 Ultra mobile phones on the JD platform. After the judgment of the Yuhuatai District Court of Nanjing City (Case No. (2021) Su 0114 Minchu No. 1430), I have to say that I had published false product reviews constitute an infringement of Xiaomi’s reputation. I am deeply aware of the error and sincerely apologize.
A year ago, on August 11, Zhang purchased two Xiaomi Mi 10 Ultra phones and published two product reviews on August 17. One of them reads: “I own this model for a week and it has managed to crash eight times. Also, when playing the mobile phone gets hot at least at 50°C. Although the charging speed is very fast, the power consumption is very fast as well. There will be no power in the phone after two hours.”
The other review reads: “The battery life is not good. After a week of use, it is severely hot, very lagging, unclear when taking pictures, slow charging, and the phone is not waterproof.”
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The court found that Zhang received the mobile phone on the 16th, but did not use it for a week. As for the other mobile phone, he even didn’t open it and sold it immediately. So it turns out the buyer just put pejorative comments and reviews playing with the reputation of the company. Actually, many users reposted his comments and reviews for many times.
After removing these comments from JD and publishing an apology, Zhang also paid 30,000 yuan ($4639) as compensation.
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In the letter of apology, Gu Xuyang, head of the publishing house adds “This case was arbitrated by the China International Economic and Trade Arbitration Commission, and it was determined that my actions had violated the confidentiality agreement and caused serious consequences. Xiaomi should be compensated reasonably. I accept the arbitration. As a result, I am willing to take the corresponding responsibility. At the same time, because of the harm that my breach of contract caused to Xiaomi, I would like to extend my sincere sincere thanks to Xiaomi, Mr. Lei Jun, and the employees of Xiaomi who have given me great trust and all Mi Fans. I apologize, sorry.”