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Do you know whether her husband has repeated this statement to others or published it anywhere else?
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He repeated in an open court room. A judge was present and an audiance.
Also he was under oath when he said it.
Hello again, Andrew, and thank you for providing this additional information.Statements made in court are typically privileged, meaning they cannot be used to support a cause of action for defamation or other civil action, although the local prosecutor could choose to pursue perjury charges against the witness if you report it to the prosecutor and can provide evidence the statements were false.If the witness made this statement in court, there is a good probability they have repeated the statement to others outside of court which could support a claim of defamation by you if you choose to pursue legal action against them.If they have posted the statement on a social media website, texted it to others, or you can locate witnesses who have personally heard him make the statement outside of court, then you could pursue such claim based on those statements, but not statements made in court typically.
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Hello again, Andrew. Good! Yes, the father's testimony can be used as evidence of the false statement. Damages are very dependent on your individual circumstances typically since you would be required to produce evidence as to how the false statement has injured your reputation, caused you to lose business, or other proof of economic injury.
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