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First, let me say that I am terribly sorry that you have found yourself in this situation. Libel occurs when a person makes a false statement of fact about another person in writing that causes that person damage. The key component of such a claim is that there must be a 1) statement of fact. So, if the report states that two other people said something, then the report would not be libelous unless the two other people did not say anything.
If the report is opinion, and not fact, then the report would not be libelous.
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However, if the report states that you did something, which is false, then that is libelous, and you should consider filing a claim against them. If this is the case, then you would want to find a personal injury attorney in your area.
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