• Report: #726306

Complaint Review: Yelp

  • Submitted: Fri, May 06, 2011
  • Updated: Sat, July 07, 2012

  • Reported By: WT1SNEWS — United States of America
706 Mission Street San Francisco, California United States of America

Yelp Yelp San Francisco, California

*Consumer Comment: Nope

*Consumer Comment: I believe this story because it happened to me too

*Consumer Comment: Nice try.

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WT1S Investigation reveals Yelp CEO Jeremy Stoppelman uses drugs,racial slurs

WT1S News - Top Stories, Local News, Weather and more

May 5th 2011

Some of you may have heard the hype regarding the controversial site Yelp.com in the news over the last year. We have received several letters and calls from our viewers who have expressed serious concern over the site.

We have decided to launch an investigation of our own into Yelp and it's founder, Jeremy Stoppelman. We have sent an undercover investigator to get to the bottom of Jeremy's motives, but we uncovered more than we bargained for. For the safety of our investigator, we shall call him simply "Joe". Due to the sensitive nature of our investigation, we have decided to keep all parties involved anonymous in order to protect them from retaliation.

But we don't want to jump ahead here. First we want to expose what we discovered about Yelp.com and the scripts the site uses. Two IT analysts from Washington discovered that Yelp.com actually exploits users who visit the site. Yelp installs malware onto the unsuspecting users computer and harvests personal information. They have concluded that simply visiting Yelp.com puts you at an increased risk of a cyber attack since Yelp installs software that they use to steal your personal information. We found this very disturbing.

So as if that wasn't disturbing enough, we sent our undercover investigator to get close to Jeremy Stoppelman. Our investigator, Joe has years of experience blending in and learning how to get friendly with high profile individuals. So after a few weeks of doing what he does best, Stoppelman started talking. What you are about to learn may disturb you.

Joe uncovered a lot of disturbing information about Stoppelman. Joe got close enough to Stoppelman to meet him at several locations. On one occasion, Stoppelman admitted to our investigator that he "loves cocaine". After making this statement, our undercover investigator asked Stoppelman : "You're kidding, right?". Stoppelman replied, "Does it look like I'm kidding?" and pulled out a small bag of cocaine and placed it on the table. Stoppelman proceeded to cut a "line" and snorted the cocaine while our investigator just sat there, trying not to look disgusted. Jeremy repeatedly tried to offer Joe a line of cocaine.

A week later, Stoppelman contacted our investigator Joe again (he is very careful not to use his cell phone number, which we have but have chosen not to release). He told him about a party that night and asked if Joe wanted to go with him. Of course, Joe said absolutely. They got to the party at 11:15 PM. It was at a private mansion in a secluded area. Joe described it as surreal. A beautiful gated entrance followed by a long winding driveway.

Upon entering the mansion, we were greeted by two "women" who offered us drinks. But something was wrong. It turned out that those "women" were not really women at all. Joe explained to us that both had deep voices and Adam's apples. The two guided us downstairs to where the DJ was playing. To Joe's unpleasant surprise, he found several men engaging in sexual acts with one another. At this point, Jeremy turned to Joe and said "What's wrong?" and placed his arm around him. Joe, a confessed homophobe, said to Jeremy "I'm sorry Jeremy this is not my kind of party".

At that point, Jeremy became very angry, throwing his glass at a wall. He said to Joe "I thought you were interested in me". Joe, trying to keep his composure, politely excused himself from the mansion. On his way out, he heard Jeremy utter a very insulting remark aimed at an African American male who was at the party. He told him "Get the (((REDACTED FOUL LANGUAGE)))". The African American man, who was clearly intoxicated - was escorted out by two security guards.

Unfortunately, due to Jeremy's highly erratic lifestyle and violent tendencies, we weren't able to continue our investigation. However, we believe that we have done our job to expose Jeremy Stoppelman for the person that he really is. We just got more than we bargained for.

While we were planning release photos of Jeremy Stoppelman during the course of this investigation within the next few weeks, we have decided not to do so since the photos were too gruesome.

Copyright 2011 WT1S All rights reserved

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AUTHOR: Robert - (U.S.A.)

Sorry but if it was a real news station this person wouldn't have to remain anonymous because the report would be PUBLIC....nice try though.

So to the OP can you provide us with a link to this "news station" where we can find this report.
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#2 Consumer Comment

I believe this story because it happened to me too

AUTHOR: jeremygotmetoo - (United States of America)

I wouldn't have believed this story either, but I can tell you from first hand experience that I too was molested by Jeremy Stoppelman. It was rainy Friday night at a bar outside Seattle - what he was doing there is anyone's guess, but if you ask me, I think he was just trying to party where no one would recognize him. But I did because I've seen all the negative news reports about him and so I knew immediately who he was.

Anyway, I was with playing pool with a couple of buddies of mine, we were just minding our own business, when Jeremy comes up from being me and starts feeling up on my legs. I'm like "Dude! What the hell is wrong with you!". He didn't say a word. He gave me this stupid look then walked away. He then tried the same thing to someone else! This dude was just weird.

I honestly couldn't tell you why the story titled to be from WT1S, maybe the author wanted to remain anonymous. I can understand that. I don't go around telling people that I was molested by Yelp CEO Jeremy Stoppelman. It was one of the most disturbing moments of my life and I'd really rather just put it behind me.
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#3 Consumer Comment

Nice try.

AUTHOR: Flynrider - (USA)

   The writing of this "news" story gave it away at first.  Care to enlighten us on exactly who "WT1S News" might be?    

   Fake news stories by non-existent news organizations are old hat around here.   Better luck next time.

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