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You appear to have an action for the tort of defamation.
Defamation generally consists of: (1) a false statement of fact about another; (2) an unprivileged publication of that statement to a third party; (3) some degree of fault, depending on the type of case; and (4) some harm or damage.
Libel is defamation by the printed word and slander is defamation by the spoken word.
Based upon your post only, you appear to meet all the criteria to establish a prima facie claim for defamation.
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