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Can I sue someone for slander due to a public forum battle?
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Can I sue someone for slander due to a public forum battle?

I am being attacked publically in a forum. I have been called several very offensive things online, for everyone to see, most of which were perpetrated and exaggerated by one particular individual. She will just not let up. Even after I admit pulically that I made a mistake and apologize for it, to the whole community. She continues to call me horrendous things, that I don't even want to repeat on here. Can I sue this person for slander? This is a music forum, and I currently employed in that industry. So it is not good to have this stuff floating around on the internet. Especially since I didn't make a fake forum name like I should have. Thanks.







Artemis Gwen
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No, for two reasons: First, slander is spoken. Slander is never the cause of action over something that has been written and published. (Libel deals with written material.) Secondly, the absolute defense to any claim of slander/libel/defamation is the truth. So if she is accusing you of being a child molestor and she knows this is a lie she is telling to ruin your reputation - you probably have a lawsuit. Here, it sounds as though you screwed up and gave her a "valid" basis to attack you. Additionally, opinions are protected speech. She has the right to have an opinion about you. And she has the right to express her opinion about you. As long as she is not violating the rules of this specific forum, she can be rude, nasty and vulgar.


Quizzard
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Did they: Make factual statements about you that were not true? Do so in an identifiable way? In other words, can you be identified? Do so maliciously (to cause you harm)? Actually CAUSE you harm in a measurable way? If you can answer yes to ALL of those, you can sue. You probably won't win, but you can sue?


cork
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AS ALWAYS... ATTORNEYS GET PAID TO DO LEGAL WORK. EACH STATE IS DIFFERENT EACH CASE IS DIFFERENT. CONSULT AN ATTORNEY. ONLINE MEANS PRINT... AND THAT IS ALSO LIBEL....


Casey Forrest
lol. no you can't sue over this kindergarten drama.lol







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