I apologize for not fully answering your question. I am working with many individuals and sometimes, I misread or misinterpret a question. In the future, all you have to do is come back and ask for further clarification and I, or another expert, will be happy to give it to you. Positive feedback is something we all strive for around here and we always appreciate when a customer reserves giving feedback until he or she feels their issue is fully resolved.
That being said, Pursuant to statute (California Civil Code Section 46):
Slander is a false and unprivileged publication, orally uttered, and
also communications by radio or any mechanical or other means which:
1.Charges any person with crime, or with having been indicted,
convicted, or punished for crime;
2.Imputes in him the present existence of an infectious, contagious,
or loathsome disease;
3.Tends directly to injure him in respect to his office, profession,
trade or business, either by imputing to him general disqualification
in those respects which the office or other occupation peculiarly
requires, or by imputing something with reference to his office,
profession, trade, or business that has a natural tendency to lessen
4.Imputes to him impotence or a want of chasity; or
5.Which, by natural consequence, causes actual damage.
In other words, to prevail in a cause of action for defamation, a plaintiff must establish the following:
A. The defendant made a statement about the plaintiff to another person or persons;
B. The statement was false and unprivileged;
C. The statement falls under one of the statutory classifications (1 -5).
From the brief facts that you gave in your original post, it does not look like you would have a valid action for defamation; however, your attorney will be able to analyze your very specific fact pattern and advise you further. From what you told me above, my first impression, which I am even more sure of now, is that your action would lie in harassment, not slander.
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