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Thank you for your question. Please permit me to assist you with your concerns.I am afraid that she does have a leg to stand on. As your direct superior she can request that you, in the scope of your duties, formally issue a statement based on what you knew, how you knew it, and the events based on that situation. Failure to do so, as the request is directly based on your position and is also directly based on the scope of employment, could be considered insubordinate behavior. the manager is not requesting you to do something out of scope or is illegal or otherwise improper. Therefore the request is valid and actionable, which also means that it has to be performed.Good luck.
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