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A local newspaper did an article about me when I returned home

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A local newspaper did an article about me when I returned home from Iraq. The article was about me returing to my police department. The newspaper has a blog so readers can respond back about the article. An unknown person who goes by the name "tony baggadonut" has been making posted comments about me being a "dirty cop" among other statements. He has posted this several times over the last few days with no proof. I am just wonder if this would fall under defamation of character. Thank you for your help.
Submitted: 7 years ago.
Category: Legal
Expert:  legaleagle replied 7 years ago.
Yes it would. As long as they are making statements that they are representing as facts and not just their opinion, then it is defamation and you can sue.
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