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Woman Faces Trial Over Hooters Text Message

Here's a good example that freedom of speech doesn't mean you won't land in jail, even if it was in jest with a sibling.

A Smithfield City, Utah woman sent her sister a text message and now faces harassment charges and time in court. The whole ordeal revolved around her sister's new boob job, and how she could now apply for a job at Hooters.

No big deal, right?

Jennifer Willhite, the woman behind the message, said that her comments were only meant to be a joke. However sister Anna Hansen didn't think the joke about her implants was all that funny. In fact, she took offense and went straight to the local Smithfield City Police Department to file a formal complaint.

So what's the charge? Try Electronic Communications Harassment--it's a Class B misdemeanor.

Willhite's attorney--Shannon Demler--blasted the entire situation. "I think people need to get a thicker skin… there’s no crime that has been committed, we just think it’s ridiculous quite frankly," she told ABC 4 on Thursday.

A bench trial has been set for July 9. There was no indication that Willhite was banned from texting her sister, or if the sister actually landed a job at Hooters. If anything, what we learned here was that whatever you say can and will be used against you, whether its in or outside the family unit.

  • razercultmember1
    O_O
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  • borisof007
    Wow, sounds like there was some bad blood in the family. In before really bad breast puns.
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  • loomis86
    That's not even harassment. The law is way out of control. Her defense would be as simple as "I meant it as a compliment". Case closed.
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  • joytech22
    Humans just get stupider and stupider. (but at the same time, smarter and smarter)
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  • applegetsmelaid
    My experience: Women who get boob jobs have self esteem issues. They want you to look, but do not under any circumstances say anything about them. They are hoping you are dumb enough to think that they are real.
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  • Hatecrime69
    next family holiday is bound to be a hoot
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  • JOSHSKORN
    And if it didn't happen in Utah, no one would care. I'm surprised there's even a Hooters there, anyway. Well I guess there's "Mormon Muffins" so I'm not too surprised.
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  • Sister Anna, the one with the boob job, is too lazy to get a job at Hooters, so she's gonna sue Sister Jennifer for all that tip money. Come on now, how hard is it to wiggle your @$$, flash that new cleavage line, and carry a tray full of beers and wings??? Then again maybe she's too ugly to work at Hooters.
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  • Regulas
    Total BS
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  • killerclick
    Stop scaring me or I'll sue Tom's Hardware for harassment!
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