edit: its back up
This is probably just Tess on her own thinking she's being proactive and in charge of corporate image.
Someone should tell her that accusing someone of extortion without proof is likewise libelous.
Yeah, some real geniuses at work here. No wonder they took it down.
Ignoring whether they were in the right or wrong, they're certainly not handling this very well as a company. If they now re-brand themselves again that would not be a great move if they maintain any link to their former selves. As a start-up I'm sure getting investor finance after a media fiasco like this may be particularly difficult, regardless of a name change.