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The law counterbalances the freedom of speech with your rights to not be abused by lies under the cause of action called Defamation. Defamation is where a person has made a false statement about you to a third person either in writing or verbally which is false, causes harm to your reputation, and causes you damages.
You may make this claim by suing the person who is making the false allegations about you online.
Do you know who that person is?
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The first step you should take is to send a Cease and Desist letter to the individuals. You can either do this personally, or you can hire an attorney to do it for you. The Cease and Desist letter essentially tells the person making the wrongful statements to stop or they will be sued. Of course, this carries more force when sent from a lawyer.
The next step would be to actually file the lawsuit if the Cease and Desist letter's demands are not complied with. In Texas, a couple just won a defamation lawsuit for $13.2 million for things being said about them on a social media site. Now, the things being said about them were absolutely outrageous and vile, but you see my point. These lawsuits are effective and can protect you.
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