Someone who has a personal vendetta against me called me a thief on 2 public websites. The state police have told me that there is no legal case against me. I need to know if there is something I can do to stop this person. I am a bookkeeper by profession and this could be seriously damaging to my job search since I am currently unemployed. Please help me.
Country relating to Question: United StatesState (if USA): DelawareWhat have you tried so far?: No action taken yet. Want to know my legal rights before I even make a comment to him.
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This is an unfortunate situation, first you can sue the individual for defamation and libel for his false statements against you, also you can send a request to the websites to have the defamatory statements removed.
Many times, individuals in similar situations, hire an attorney to send a Cease and Desist letter to the individual threatening legal action if they do not stop their actions and that usually scares them into stopping.
If the person is harassing or stalking you, by making insulting or threatening statements to you, then the police may charge them with a harassment case, but this would not be criminal in nature, but a Civil matter.
If you have any further questions please do not hesitate to ask.
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