Thank you for your question.
The issues which you bring up fall under the law of Defamation.
Defamation is a written or verbal statement of fact (as opposed to opinion) made about you which is false, for which there is no privilege to make, and which causes your reputation harm. Accusing someone of using drugs and assault falls under defamation per se.
Technically, you could sue your soon to be father in law for defamation if you can prove that he has said or written false statements about your drug use and accusing you of assault to other people.
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Thank you for your response and I understand that you are denying that you hit her (your explanation of what happened makes it clear that you did not hit her).
Testimony of the defamatory statements over the phone by the third party's hearing the statements does count as direct evidence of defamation.
In regard to the written texts, they may qualify as defamation, although the second one more so than the first. The first only implies that you hit her. The second one directly states it.
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