My boyfriend's ex wife has been talking horribly about me to my boyfriend, his kids, and his family for the last 1.5 years, the entire time we've been together. He defends me, butnshe does not stop. They have been divorced 8 years. A lot of this talk has been via text and I can't take it anymore, she is accusing me of being a drug addict among other things. What can be done legally to make her stop? My anxiety levels are through the roof and it's making me physically ill.
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I am sorry to hear about what you have been going through. If these are lies and they are causing damage to you and your reputation, you may have a cause of action against her for defamation. Defamation is the issuance of a false statement about another person, which causes that person to suffer harm. The elements of a cause of action for defamation include:
Prior to filing a lawsuit, it may be best to inform her in writing, of your intent to take the matter to court, if she does not cease her behavior. You may retain an attorney to write the letter on your behalf and then if it does not stop, proceed to sue her. All evidence you have should be gathered and provided to the attorney for review, as it may need to be used as evidence in your case.
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My evidence is text messages and Facebook posts to my boyfriend and his family. She rarely contacts me and it is all damaging me emotionally along with my relationship with her kids. Is this enough ? She is also threatening to sue me for interference because i go with my boyfriend to court as support.
I certainly understand. The courts are open to the public, so unless the Judge orders that you can not be present, you can go with him for support. Text message and facebook posts can be used as evidence to support your cause of action.LegalKnowledge41094.8998434028
But if all of her bad mouthing me is just her opinion, then I have no legal standing correct, she can call me all the names she wants to my boyfriend and her kids because it's her opinion?
That is correct. She could this as a defense and it would be up to the court to decide. A statement is an opinion when:(1) the statement addresses matters of public concern;(2) the statement expressed in a manner that is not provably true or false; and(3) the statement cannot be reasonably interpreted as intended to convey actual facts about a person
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