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Good afternoon,Can you please be a bit more specific about the nature of the harassment, and where it is occurring? Who is harassing you?
Good afternoon,I'm sorry to hear of your dilemma.Under the laws of the state of Illinois, criminal law, harassment is defined as the making of an obscene or indecent comment or request with the intent to offend, threaten, or annoy someone. The facts of your situation may suffice to show harassment. You might consider filing a police report and/or applying to the court for a protective order against her.You may also have success by filing a small claims lawsuit against her for Invasion of Privacy and, if she is telling lies about you, Defamation.
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:
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