an individual on facebook is writing horrible and embarrassing things online to formal mutual friends. In short, I helped him land a job interview; the hiring person made him a verbal offer but it was contingent on a background check, drug screening, and the signed contract. Long story short nothing to do with him but they went with someone else. Now he's gone online to tell people I'm a liar, psycho person who promised him a fake job. Moreover, people are joining his discussion board to question the situation and he's telling them horrifying things that are untrue like the way my parents died, but really that I'm a liar. I need him to stop and maybe "scared" that this type of defamation of character could cause him his job since he represents a company and I'm technically a customer of that business. Please help!
Good evening! I can help you out with your legal question tonight.
I'm sorry to hear that this individual is doing that to you. The first thing you need to do is report the posts to Facebook.
You can do this by clicking the drop down box and clicking "report story or spam." That will put Facebook on notice that activity that may be illegal is happening.
Next you can email the individual on facebook or through a letter and demand that he/she cease and desist their actions.
Since I no longer have those individuals on fb I was able to access those posts through a friend's account; took snapshots and reported them through his site, they were removed from my friend's account but not all of facebook.
I see, report all of the posts first., then do the letter.
I can't email this person; he's horrible and is simply telling people how horrified I am and laughing about this...
If that doesn't work, then you can actually file a complaint for defamation against him/her. To prove defamation (slander if spoken, libel if written) you must show that he said something about you that wasn't true, which he knew to be untrue, to another person, that caused you damage.
Can anyone contact this person and tell him that this is illegal and he could lose his job for this level of conduct?
He can have an opinion of you, that isn't illegal. If he misrepresents facts and knows he is lying, then that is actionable.
Especially if he is lying about characteristics that affect your job.
Yes, you can pay an attorney to write a cease and desist letter for you.
so his opinion can be shared across the masses and bully me even if he believes he was in fact lied to?
Yes, everyone's opinion is protected so long as he represents it as his opinion. He can only get in trouble for misrepresenting facts as true that aren't, to someone else that causes you damage.
You need to find out exactly what he is saying
then continue to print it out, as you have been.
Then you can take it to a lawyer and pay a consultation where he/she can determine if it would constitute libel.
Then you could file a defamation action against him.
thank you ok
You are welcome, I'll send you and email in about a week to follow up with you.
Have a good night and please accept so that I can continue to help others. Take care.
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