After publishing a review critical of Lime Crime, the blogger known as Grey from Le Gothique was sent a letter threatening legal action for libel and slander if she did not delete her review and replace it with an apology, provided verbatim by Lime Crime itself.
Here’s where it gets tricky, though. That letter is difficult to verify because that blogger, Grey, faked her death and was subsequently doxed from the internet once before — by the online knitting community. There is, I have found, a dramatic community for everything. Grey also failed to launch an independent monthly subscription box — allegedly keeping the donated products and much of the money sent. Internet commenters upset with her misrepresentation on the internet leaked her personal information and CPS were allegedly sent to her house. Those who knew her before she abandoned her indie cosmetics persona believe that the letter she received was an authentic demand by Lime Crime, regardless of her character flaws. We have no evidence to prove one way or the other. I suppose it doesn't matter — it worked. Grey took the post down, and others still consider it evidence of Lime Crime’s drama.