A Wisconsin-based videographer is being sued for repeatedly not showing up to his clients’ weddings. A group of women are now claiming they paid more than $1,000 for wedding services, which ranged from the videography itself to other services like DJs.
Scott Sockett is facing the lawsuit after failing to turn up, or in other instances, withholding clients’ footage. Heather Timm, who booked Sockett for her big day, claims she was sent the wrong family’s videos. After purchasing a package costing $1,500, Timm says the end product including clips of two strangers’ weddings mixed in.
To have someone intentionally mislead you and take advantage of you and change that memory for you somewhat, is really sad.
Another client, Michelle Heck, says Sockett didn’t even turn up.
About an hour before our ceremony was starting, I was getting my makeup done and kind of texting him. Saying I was getting nervous having a feeling that he wasn't going to come. That's when I realized this is all a lie. He is not going to be coming.
A third, Alexandra Moiser, also paid for extras such as a photo booth and a DJ. She, along with Timm, took Sockett to the small claims court and won their money back, plus court fines. Both claim they are yet to receive anything.
In total, Sockett has been ordered to return more than $14,000 to eight customers.
He claims a rival is writing bad reviews in a bid to destroy his reputation. When contacted by local news site TMJ4, Sockett claimed to have a directory of past customers happy with his services. He offered to email the station a list, but they never heard back.