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Am I at fault in this circumstance? A member of my condominium

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Am I at fault in this circumstance? A member of my condominium community posted remarks in a Facebook Group page about my intent to vote this way or that.... I was angry and called the person a "Crazy Old Coot" he then retaliated and sent me a privet message throught Facebook that read the following:

"What's the matter Fat Boy, your FB post can't stand the test of time, that you have to delete them. You are such a loser, no wonder you don't have any friends when I look at your anti-social FB page. Life must be miserable for you. Keep attacking me, I love it, FAT BOY. Your true conservative colors are showing through, self serving, lying, cheating, opaque. No wonder you are such a FAT BOY loser. Have a another big Mac Dude. And when I see you, call me those names again to my face, cause this old liberal Fart will teach you a lesson you will not want to learn, this I promise, Fat Boy. See you in the morning at your emergency meeting."

What I did was make a screen capture of this message that this person sent and posted that back on the the facebook group page. I also printed it out and posted this in the mail room of the community with an arrow pointing at the guys picture calling him a bully.

If he was the one that wrote the message and I was the one simply posting it in public can I get into any trouble?

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My name is XXXXX XXXXX my goal is to provide you with excellent service today. I am sorry to hear of your difficult situation. Before I can give you an accurate answer to your question, please provide the following additional information:

Has this individual threatened any legal action against you?

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Customer: replied 3 years ago.

No... Not yet... I have stopped communicating with him. Blocked him on Facebook and I have not threatened legal action against him.

I see. Thank you for clarifying that, Ryan.

Since you posted the sender's words to you verbatim and made no false statements about him, there would typically be no basis for him to take any legal action against you.

However, I would retain a copy of his post as it could be used against him in the future if you must seek a restraining order against him because of continued harassment or threats against you.

It certainly shows a level of malevolence that could support a restraining order if he follow-up with threats or harassment against you.

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