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Last January I was sexually assaulted (touched inappropriately)

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Last January I was sexually assaulted (touched inappropriately) by a fellow volunteer while working at the Burbank Animal Shelter. I reported the assault to the Burbank Police Department. They conducted an investigation, but concluded that they could not prosecute because the assault happened behind closed doors, with no witnesses present, therefore making it a “he said, she said” situation. Last week I received a letter from my attacker, sent via his attorney, demanding that I sign a false confession. He is threatening me to say that I lied about the assault and filed a false police report. He has given me ten days to sign, after which time he intends to sue me for substantial monetary damages. If I agree to sign the confession, he says he will let everything go and not sue. My husband has reported this to the police, but we have yet to hear back from them. The perpetrator sent the letter again yesterday. If I don’t give in to his demands, and he sues, we do not have the means to hire a defense attorney. This man is trying to force me to confess to something I didn’t do. Is this extortion? What can I do?
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My name is XXXXX XXXXX I look forward to discussing this and providing you information in this regard.

Unfortunately it is not extoration. He would have a right to file a lawsuit for defamation of character. However, he would need to prove that deliberately lied to the police about what happened.

It seems that because there are no witnesses, he can file the suit and may win. Of course, I personally would never take a lawsuit for defamation unless I knew that the person being sued had assets to collect on.

I suggest that he can file the case, and he could win because it is your word against his. I know this is not what you want to hear, but I dont make or write the laws


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