I'm sorry to hear of your dilemma.
If you can show that the company approved the publication of false information about you---especially information which accuses you of a crime such as stalking, yes, you may name the station as well as Angela in a Defamation suit, as well as anyone else who was involved---such as the host.
From a legal standpoint, defamation is the issuance of a false statement about another person, which causes that person to suffer harm.
1. Slander typically involves an oral (spoken) representation.
2. Libel involves the making of defamatory statements in a printed or fixed medium, such as the internet, a magazine or newspaper.
In order to win a defamation case, you must prove the following:
- A false and defamatory statement was made about an individual;
- The statement was made to a third party;
- If the defamatory matter is of public concern, (for example if you are a famous person) fault amounting at least to negligence on the part of the publisher.
- Finally, you must show that you have suffered damages.
In the non-business setting, most cases involving defamation can be appropriately handled in your local small claims court. Filing your lawsuit is easy, and your case will typically be heard in 30 to 60 days.
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