Good morning Barbara,I'm Doug, and I'm very sorry to hear of your situation.While a cause of action for embarrassment is not allowed under the laws of the State of California, a lawsuit for Defamation does exist as a possibility.
From a legal standpoint, defamation is the issuance of a false statement about another person, which causes that person to suffer harm. 1. Slander typically involves an oral (spoken) representation. 2. Libel involves the making of defamatory statements in a printed or fixed medium, such as the internet, a magazine or newspaper.
In order to win a defamation case, you must prove the following:
In the non-business setting, where is it not your business which has been defamed, most cases involving defamation can be appropriately handled in your local small claims court. Filing your lawsuit is easy, and your case will typically be heard in 30 to 60 days.
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I guess I don't understand. The General Manager of the campground, pointed me out to the whole Board of Directors (after she threw the microphone because she was upset with me) and then told the membership that I said that I didn't believe what she said, and I wasn't even talking to her and I made the statement to the friend that was sitting next to me. Then she went to a non member of the park and said that I called her a liar (all I did was disagree with her) and that person came up to me and said that the General Manager told her that I called her a liar, and then a board member came up to me and said how dare you call her a liar. This has been truly embarrassing to me, and she gets to walk away with the satisfaction that it's o.k. and that my feelings don't mean anything. I think that I am truly disappointed, because it doesn't seem that I have any rights. Please let me know what kind of rights I can rely on. Thank you
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